The only top-eight woman to enter Charleston, Serena entered the tournament as the clear favorite.
With the second ATP Masters 1000 and WTA Premier Mandatory tournament of 2013 behind us, here is a report card for some of those who stood out amid the mayhem in Miami
As a second straight marquee tournament reaches its midpoint, the time has arrived to take a stock of those who have distinguished themselves in Miami.
Having discussed the four Indian Wells singles finalists earlier in the week, we share thoughts on some of the other performances that stood out in the desert.
At the Acapulco clay tournament in the week before Indian Wells, Rafael Nadal comprehensively dominated world No. 4 David Ferrer in a statement of his return to form
The first of the season’s notable non-majors, Indian Wells usually offers more surprises and unsung heroes than many tournaments of its stature. This review of its first week combines thoughts on the elite contenders with discussions of those who left unexpected imprints on the desert.
In an awkward position on the eve of marquee tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami, the medley of ATP and WTA events last week still did not lack for storylines.
The top two women in the rankings when 2012 began, Caroline Wozniacki and Petra Kvitova surely would like to forget much of what has happened to them since then. Embarrassment followed embarrassment for both of these underachieving women, who so rarely played well at the same time that they met just once last season.
Seemingly destined to reach the top spot at the Australian Open, Serena stunningly fell just two games short in a quarterfinal against Sloane Stephens.