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  1. Venus Williams Beats No. 1 Angelique Kerber at Miami Open Sports, Yesterday

    Williams, the 11th seed, beat Kerber, 7-5, 6-3, to reach the semifinals of the tournament for the first time in seven years.

  2. A Former Prodigy Recaptures the Joy That Made Her a Star Sports, March 23

    Taylor Townsend, now 20, was the top junior player in the world when she became stuck in the middle of a debate over body shaming.

  3. Roger Federer Completes Another Chapter in a ‘Fairy Tale’ Season Sports, March 20

    Federer breezed to victory over his Swiss compatriot Stan Wawrinka in Sunday’s final of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif.

  4. After Unceremonious Exit, Tournament at Indian Wells Moves On Sports, March 19

    The focus is back on tennis a year after an official shook the BNP Paribas Open with his remarks that female players owed their status to the men’s game.

  5. Federer and Wawrinka, Friends, Rivals and Countrymen, Will Meet Again Sports, March 18

    Federer, at 35, has perhaps never been more dangerous. Wawrinka is building his case to be mentioned in the same breath as his mentor.

  6. At Indian Wells, Tennis Comes With a Generous Serving of Opulence Sports, March 18

    After the billionaire Larry Ellison purchased the tournament in 2009, a move toward the finer things in life began, from food and drink to amenities.

  7. Nick Kyrgios’s Withdrawal Illustrates the Season’s Uncertainty Sports, March 17

    A much-anticipated showdown against Roger Federer fizzled out. It was a typical development in the tennis year’s wildly unpredictable start.

  8. Ailing Nick Kyrgios Pulls Out of Match Against Roger Federer Sports, March 17

    Saying he thinks he has food poisoning, Kyrgios withdrew from his highly-anticipated quarterfinal match at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif.

  9. Roger Federer and Nick Kyrgios Get Ready to Square Off Sports, March 16

    A face-off looms at the BNP Paribas Open between tennis’s elder statesman and its rising young rebel, but the two are not as different as it seems.

  10. New Normal: Federer Tops Nadal and Djokovic Falls to Kyrgios Sports, March 15

    Roger Federer followed up his Australian Open win over Rafael Nadal with a rout at the BNP Paribas Open, and Nick Kyrgios earned his second win in three weeks over Novak Djokovic.

  11. Keys Comes Back With Confidence, and a Voice on Social Media Sports, March 15

    Madison Keys, who played through wrist pain before having surgery, reached the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open, and that’s fine with her.

  12. With a Racket in One Hand, World Team Tennis Passes a Torch With the Other Sports, March 13

    After beginning play in 1974 and being revived by Billie Jean King in 1981, the professional league is headed in a new direction after King decided to sell her majority stake.

  13. Davis Cup May Switch to Best-of-Three-Set Matches Sports, March 9

    Leaders of the International Tennis Federation also recommended changing the 117-year-old men’s tennis competition to two-day ties instead of three.

  14. Maria Sharapova’s Imminent Return Stirs Debate on Wild Cards Sports, March 9

    Unranked because of her drug suspension, she has secured three wild-card entries upon her return. The French Open and Wimbledon are still deciding.

  15. Serena Williams Withdraws at Indian Wells and Will Lose No. 1 Ranking Sports, March 8

    Angelique Kerber will become the top-ranked female player after the BNP Paribas Opens, which will begin Wednesday. Williams cited a left knee injury.

  16. For CiCi Bellis, a Rising Teenage Star, What a Difference a Year Makes Sports, March 7

    This time last year, Bellis, 17, was preparing to go to college. But with intense training and focus, she’s now by far the youngest player in the top 100.

  17. For a Rising Teenage Star, What a Difference a Year Makes Sports, March 7

    This time last year, CiCi Bellis, 17, was preparing to go to college. But with intense training and focus, she’s now by far the youngest player in the top 100.

  18. Defying Tennis Tradition, a Product of Public Courts Is on the Rise Sports, March 5

    Ernesto Escobedo, the first Mexican-American man to break into the top 200 since the 1960s, is on a path similar to the Williams sisters’ in its genesis and improbability.