Roger Federer, Elena Vesnina lift singles titles at Indian Wells

 Roger Federer, Elena Vesnina lift singles titles at Indian Wells

Roger Federe poses with a record-equalling fifth Indian Wells trophy after his win against Stanislas Wawrinka on Sunday. AP

Elena Vesnina, of Russia, poses with the trophy after her win against Svetlana Kuznetsova, also of Russia, in the final match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

In an all-Russian women’s final, Elena Vesnina defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-4 to win the biggest title of her singles career. AP

Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, follows through on a return to Roger Federer, of Switzerland, during the men's final at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Stan Wawrinka broke Roger Federer once in the final but the latter eventually prevailed 6-4, 7-5. AP

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, hits to Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, during a final match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Seeded ninth, Roger Federer advanced to the semifinals via walkover when Nick Kyrgios withdrew. AP

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, celebrates his win against Stan Wawrinka, also of Switzerland, in their final match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Roger Federer celebrates after winning the match point against Stan Wawrinka. AP

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, celebrates with the trophy after his win against Stanislas Wawrinka, of Switzerland, in the finals of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

At 35 years and seven months, Roger Federer became the oldest champion in the desert tournament's history. AP

Svetlana Kuznetsova, of Russia, hits to Elena Vesnina, also of Russia, during a final match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

In the women's final, Svetlana Kuznetsova led 4-2 in the third before 14th-seeded Elena Vesnina broke her twice in sweeping the final four games of the match. AP

Elena Vesnina, of Russia, serves to Svetlana Kuznetsova, also of Russia, during a final match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Elena Vesnina beat No 2 seed Angelique Kerber and No 12 Venus Williams on her way to the biggest final of her career at age 30. AP

Svetlana Kuznetsova, of Russia, hits to Elena Vesnina, also of Russia, during a final match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Svetlana Kuznetsova is now 0-3 in finals here, also finishing runner-up in 2007 and 2008. At age 31, Kuznetsova was the fifth-oldest women to reach the final. AP

Elena Vesnina, of Russia, poses with the trophy after her win against Svetlana Kuznetsova, also of Russia, in the final match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Elena Vesnina poses with the trophy after her win against Svetlana Kuznetsova. AP

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Updated Date: Mar 20, 2017 17:20:09 IST