Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Russian-born Australian Daria Gavrilova, who just entered the Top 100 for the first time this week, stunned No. 2 seed and five-time Miami runner-up Maria Sharapova Thursday at the $5.3 million Miami Open.
Less than one week after Serena Williams withdrew from her Indian Wells semifinal with a knee injury, the two-time Miami Open defending champion said on Wednesday she's hoping to be fit to play on Friday night.
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A judge in South Africa on Monday convicted Bob Hewitt, a former Grand Slam tennis champion, of raping and sexually assaulting three girls whom he had been coaching. The assaults occurred decades ago, according to the victims who are now grown women.
Indian Wells, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will square off in the championship match of the BNP Paribas Open for a second consecutive year after the world's top two players both advanced Saturday at the $5.3 million Masters 1000 series event.
Serena Williams withdrew before her semifinal at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday night with a sprained right knee, 14 years after her sister Venus did the same thing and triggered an angry reaction from fans that drove Serena to boycott the tournament.
Indian Wells, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Four-time champion Roger Federer was an easy quarterfinal winner, while Canadian Milos Raonic won a thriller over Rafael Nadal Friday at the $5.3 million BNP Paribas Open.