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Miami Open: Indian Wells champ Elena Vesnina stunned by world number 594

Miami Open: Indian Wells champ Elena Vesnina stunned by world number 594

Romanian third seed Simona Halep was pushed to three sets by Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka before advancing 6-4 2-6 6-3, while seeds Timea Babos and Roberta Vinci were also eliminated.

Miami Open: Rafael Nadal sweeps past Dudi Sela to enter third round

Miami Open: Rafael Nadal sweeps past Dudi Sela to enter third round

Rain delays earlier in the day pushed back Nadal`s appearance on court and gusty conditions also made it tricky for the former world number one.

Starry-eyed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga becomes a father

Starry-eyed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga becomes a father

The 31-year-old world number ten -- winner of back-to-back tournaments at Marseille and Rotterdam in February -- pulled out of the Miami tournament a week ago to be present for the birth alongside his partner Noura El Shwekh.

Miami Open: Karolina Pliskova, Dominika Cibulkova cruise into third around with comprehensive wins

Miami Open: Karolina Pliskova, Dominika Cibulkova cruise into third around with comprehensive wins

Pliskova controlled the rallies, winning six straight games to finish off the opening set and go up a break in the second.

Bringing Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi together again a great move: Naresh Kumar

Bringing Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi together again a great move: Naresh Kumar

Former Davis cup captain Naresh Kumar on Thursday hoped Indian tennis superstars Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi can set their differences aside and make their chemistry work when Uzbekistan comes calling for the second round of the Asia/Oceania Group 1 Davis Cup tie, beginning on April 7.

Iguana invasion stops tennis match at Miami Open — WATCH

Iguana invasion stops tennis match at Miami Open — WATCH

It happened during the final set of the match, which was won by Vesely 7-6 (5), 3-6, 5-7.

Roger Federer is playing fearless tennis, feels former India Davis Cup captain Naresh Kumar

Roger Federer is playing fearless tennis, feels former India Davis Cup captain Naresh Kumar

Underlining the importance of Federer`s backhand, which the other big three of Nadal, Djokovic and Murray helped improve by constantly attacking it, Kumar said: "The secret is his backhand. And you know how that backhand came

Eugenie Bouchard's poor run continues with first-round exit at Miami Open

Eugenie Bouchard's poor run continues with first-round exit at Miami Open

But for the 23-year-old Bouchard, a former world number five who has slumped to 56th in the world rankings, it was another blow after her first round exit in Indian Wells.

Davis Cup: Pakistan's tennis authorities disappointed after Hong Kong backs out over security concern

Davis Cup: Pakistan's tennis authorities disappointed after Hong Kong backs out over security concern

"It is time foreign teams realised that Pakistan is capable of providing the best security and hospitality for them. The PSL final was recently held in Lahore despite tough conditions. What more does Pakistan have to prove to foreign teams

Stan Wawrinka believes Roger Federer clearly has a shot for No.1

Stan Wawrinka believes Roger Federer clearly has a shot for No.1

Federer said he was well ahead of his target of reaching the top eight before Wimbledon and said he was enjoying the very different feeling of success late in his career.

Indian Wells: Elena Vesnina beats fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova to win title

Indian Wells: Elena Vesnina beats fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova to win title

For Kuznetsova, it was a third disappointment in as many finals at Indian Wells, this one coming a decade after she fell in back to back finals in 2007 and 2008.

Indian Wells final: Roger Federer beats fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka to clinch title

Indian Wells final: Roger Federer beats fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka to clinch title

With Sunday`s triumph in the all-Swiss final, Roger Federer joined Novak Djokovic as the only men to win five Indian Wells titles, adding to those he won in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2012.

Novak Djokovic joins Andy Murray in Miami Open sidelines

Novak Djokovic joins Andy Murray in Miami Open sidelines

Yesterday, Murray announced that he will not take part in the ATP Masters title, which starts next week.

Indian Wells:  Stan Wawrinka breaks past Pablo Carreno Busta to reserve final berth

Indian Wells: Stan Wawrinka breaks past Pablo Carreno Busta to reserve final berth

While Federer is a four-time champion in the California desert, Wawrinka has struggled in previous editions of the first Masters tournament of the year.

Indian Wells: Roger Federer takes aim at fifth title in all-Swiss final against Stan Wawrinka

Indian Wells: Roger Federer takes aim at fifth title in all-Swiss final against Stan Wawrinka

Although he owns a commanding 19-3 record against Wawrinka, Federer said it wouldn`t necessarily be an easy match up against a player who has claimed three Grand Slam titles in the past three years.

Miami Open Masters: Andy Murray withdraws due to elbow injury

Miami Open Masters: Andy Murray withdraws due to elbow injury

Murray, the 2012 and 2016 Olympic champion, lost to Djokovic in January in the Qatar Open final but won his 45th career title earlier this month in Dubai.
 

Backhand Boys: Roger Federer's 'band' takes social media by storm — WATCH

Backhand Boys: Roger Federer's 'band' takes social media by storm — WATCH

And giving them company on piano was Grammy Award-winning music producer David Foster, who happens to be Hass' father-in-law.

Indian Wells: Roger Federer to face Jack Sock after ailing Nick Kyrgios withdraws

Indian Wells: Roger Federer to face Jack Sock after ailing Nick Kyrgios withdraws

The Australian`s illness is a cruel twist of fate for the talented 21-year-old, who has shown signs of finally starting to deliver on his promise in recent weeks after a young career marked by controversy.

Indian Wells Open: Roger Federer advances to semifinals after Nick Kyrgios pulls out due to illness

Indian Wells Open: Roger Federer advances to semifinals after Nick Kyrgios pulls out due to illness

Kyrgios became the first player in 8 years to beat Djokovic in back to back three events on the hard surface

Indian Wells Masters: Roger Federer impressed with Nick Kyrgios' back-to-back wins over Novak Djokovic

Indian Wells Masters: Roger Federer impressed with Nick Kyrgios' back-to-back wins over Novak Djokovic

Kyrgios is the first player in eight years to beat Djokovic in back-to-back hard court tournaments