Williams, the 11th seed, beat Kerber, 7-5, 6-3, to reach the semifinals of the tournament for the first time in seven years.
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.
Federer breezed to victory over his Swiss compatriot Stan Wawrinka in Sunday’s final of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif.
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.
Federer, at 35, has perhaps never been more dangerous. Wawrinka is building his case to be mentioned in the same breath as his mentor.
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.
A much-anticipated showdown against Roger Federer fizzled out. It was a typical development in the tennis year’s wildly unpredictable start.
Saying he thinks he has food poisoning, Kyrgios withdrew from his highly-anticipated quarterfinal match at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leaders of the International Tennis Federation also recommended changing the 117-year-old men’s tennis competition to two-day ties instead of three.
Unranked because of her drug suspension, she has secured three wild-card entries upon her return. The French Open and Wimbledon are still deciding.
Angelique Kerber will become the top-ranked female player after the BNP Paribas Opens, which will begin Wednesday. Williams cited a left knee injury.
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.
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.
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.