Three-time champion and eighth seed Venus Williams has been knocked out of the Miami Open in the quarter-finals by qualifier Danielle Collins. The 24-year-old, ranked 93rd in the world, needed only one hour 29 minutes to come through 6-2 6-3 against fellow American Williams, 37, a seven-time Grand Slam winner.
Rafael Nadal Set To Make Davis Cup Return
Rafael Nadal could soon be making his return from injury after being included on Spain's team for the Davis Cup quarterfinals against Germany next month, according to ESPN. Nadal hasn't played since January, when a muscle injury in his left leg forced him to retire in the Australian Open quarterfinals.
Federer Rolls Into Indian Wells Semi-Final
Roger Federer won his quarterfinal match at Indian Wells against 21-year-old Hyeon Chung with an ace; Chung challenged the call, and lost. The 36-year-old world No. 1 punctuating a straight-sets victory by reminding the young gun with the mighty return game that he still has much to learn.
Roger Federer Stroll Past Filip Krajinovic At Indian Wells
Roger Federer rolled past No. 25 seed Filip Krajinovic 6-2, 6-1 in pursuit of a record sixth BNP Paribas Open title on Monday, as a five-time champion. Federer improved to 65-5 since returning from a left knee injury last year with his third-round victory in a rare day match. Federer hit a running forehand passing shot to break at love and take the set 6-2. Federer cruised to a 3-0 lead in the second and closed out the win in 58 minutes.
Naomi Osaka Knocks Out Serena Williams At Miami Open
Naomi Osaka defeated 23-times grand slam singles champion Serena Williams 6-3, 6-2 in the Miami Open first round on Wednesday, the latest big win for the emerging 20-year-old Japanese player. The pair were on serve in the first set of their first career meeting until Osaka, who won her first career title at Indian Wells last week, forced break point chances at 3-3 and Williams was unable to deal with a blistering backhand at her feet.
Roger Federer Breeze Past Chardy To Advance To Indian Wells Quarterfinals
World number one Roger Federer defeated Jeremy Chardy of France 7-5, 6-4 in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open to reach the quarter-finals. The 36-year-old Swiss maestro can equal his season-best start of 16-0 with a win in the quarterfinals, where he will meet Hyeon Chung of South Korea in a rematch of their Australian Open semifinal. "This might be the last day, so we'll see," Federer said, smiling. "Don't jinx it."
Venus Takedown Sister, Serena In Indian Wells
A rejuvenated, Venus Williams has defeated rusty, younger sister Serena 6-3 6-4 in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, her first win in the sibling rivalry since 2014. They played Monday night for the first time since last year's Australian Open final when a pregnant Serena won her 23rd Grand Slam title. Venus closed out the match on her second match point when Serena's forehand service return sailed long. It was one of Serena's 41 unforced errors, including 17 on the forehand side.