Rain delays Serena Williams, sets stage for busy Saturday in Miami
Rain delays Serena Williams, sets stage for busy Saturday in Miami

World number one Serena Williams` quest for an eighth Miami crown was temporarily put on hold Friday as rain washed out night matches at the combined WTA and ATP Masters tournament.

US tennis will flourish after Serena Williams: WTA leader
US tennis will flourish after Serena Williams: WTA leader

Just as American writer Mark Twain described premature reports about his death as "greatly exaggerated", doom and gloom about U.S. women`s tennis is way off the mark, according to WTA chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster.

Serena Williams hopes to manage pain while 'going for it' in Miami
Serena Williams hopes to manage pain while 'going for it' in Miami

Serena Williams practiced on Wednesday for the first time since a knee injury forced her to withdraw before her BNP Paribas Open semi-final last week but has not lowered her expectations for the Miami Open.

Victoria Azarenka through at Miami to face Jelena Jankovic
Victoria Azarenka through at Miami to face Jelena Jankovic

Two-times Miami Open winner Victoria Azarenka defeated Spain`s Silvia Soler-Espinosa 6-1 6-3 on Wednesday to set up a second round meeting with Serbia`s Jelena Jankovic.

Hard for Simona Halep to think of top spot while Serena Williams rules
Hard for Simona Halep to think of top spot while Serena Williams rules

World number three Simona Halep says it is hard to imagine reaching the top of the world rankings as long as Serena Williams is playing the game but believes she has what it takes to win a grand slam. 

Indian Wells finalist Jelena Jankovic breaks into top 20
Indian Wells finalist Jelena Jankovic breaks into top 20

Serbia`s Jelena Jankovic, the runner-up in Indian Wells final, climbed four places to 17th in the latest WTA rankings released on Monday. 

Serena Williams` injury dashes hope of storybook ending
Serena Williams` injury dashes hope of storybook ending

Serena Williams pulled out of her Indian Wells semi-final on Friday, 14 years after her sister Venus withdrew at the same stage to spark a fan uproar that led to a Williams boycott of the event.

Sabine Lisicki ends Flavia Pennetta`s Indian Wells repeat bid
Sabine Lisicki ends Flavia Pennetta`s Indian Wells repeat bid

Sabine Lisicki was too much for defending champion Flavia Pennetta on Thursday, saving three match points in a three-set win over the Italian to book her Indian Wells semi-final berth.

Serena Williams to meet Simona Halep in semis at Indian Wells
Serena Williams to meet Simona Halep in semis at Indian Wells

Serena Williams took one step closer to a capping a remarkable return to Indian Wells after defeating Timea Bacsinszky 7-5 6-3 on Wednesday to move into the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open.

Serena Williams overcomes slow start to reach Indian Wells quarters
Serena Williams overcomes slow start to reach Indian Wells quarters

Top seed Serena Williams overcame a wobbly start to see off a determined Sloane Stephens 6-7 (3) 6-2 6-2 on Tuesday and advance to the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open.

Indian Wells: Maria Sharapova battles past error-prone Victoria Azarenka
Indian Wells: Maria Sharapova battles past error-prone Victoria Azarenka

Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova needed six match points to grind out a 6-4, 6-3 win over Victoria Azarenka in a rare early marquee matchup at Indian Wells on Monday.

Blocking queen Sloane Stephens waves bye-bye to Twitter haters
Blocking queen Sloane Stephens waves bye-bye to Twitter haters

Sloane Stephens referred to Serena Williams as a "colleague" and said she has had to block "a lot" of her fans on Twitter after the two had a falling out following the 2013 Aussie Open.

Serena Williams powers through at Indian Wells
Serena Williams powers through at Indian Wells

Top seed Serena Williams stepped up her comeback from a 14-year Indian Wells boycott by storming into the fourth round with a 6-2, 6-0 demolition of error-prone Zarina Diyas on Sunday.

Serena Williams wins in emotional Indian Wells return
Serena Williams wins in emotional Indian Wells return

Serena Williams won her first match at Indian Wells since 2001 on Friday, beating Monica Niculescu in straight sets to end her 14-year self-imposed exile from the California desert event.

Agnieszka Radwanska looks for edge from Martina Navratilova in Grand Slams
Agnieszka Radwanska looks for edge from Martina Navratilova in Grand Slams

"So far, so good" for Poland`s Agnieszka Radwanska, who three months ago hired tennis great Martina Navratilova as a coaching consultant as she strives to win her first grand slam singles title.

Serena Williams ends her Indian Wells boycott
Serena Williams ends her Indian Wells boycott

Serena Williams says she had to let go of the past before she could allow herself to end her 14-year boycott of the WTA Indian Wells tournament this week.

 

Monica Niculescu books Serena Williams showdown at Indian Wells
Monica Niculescu books Serena Williams showdown at Indian Wells

Monica Niculescu rolled over Aleksandra Krunic 6-2, 6-1 to book a second round clash with Serena Williams at Indian Wells, where the American returns this week after a 14-year hiatus.

Serena William's U-turn on Indian Wells praised by peers
Serena William's U-turn on Indian Wells praised by peers

Serena Williams` decision to end a 14-year boycott of the BNP Paribas Open has been warmly welcomed by her peers with good friend and rival Caroline Wozniacki saying it was "great for tennis".

Serena returns, Djokovic defends at Indian Wells
Serena returns, Djokovic defends at Indian Wells

Serena Williams returns to the WTA and ATP event at Indian Wells this week for the first time since 2001 while defending men`s champion Novak Djokovic is seeking his fourth title.

Maria Sharapova less fixated on top spot but eager to beat Serena
Maria Sharapova less fixated on top spot but eager to beat Serena

Regaining the world`s top ranking in women`s tennis is less important to five-times grand slam winner Maria Sharapova than it was when she was younger, but the Russian is eager to beat dominant player Serena Williams.