Roger Federer earned the only break of the match in the opening game, lost just three points on his serve and beat Ivo Karlovic 6-4, 7-6 (4) Friday at the Sony Open.
No. 2-seeded Li Na reached the third round of the Sony Open when Alisa Kleybanova withdrew Friday because of a viral illness.
Trailing in the first set of her first match at the Sony Open, Serena Williams grunted with every shot and screamed with every point she won.
Reigning Wimbledon women’s champion Marion Bartoli and former champion Venus Williams are teaming up to take on music legend Sir Elton John and former U.S. Open men’s champion Andy Roddick in a charity battle of the sexes match.
Three-time champion Venus Williams withdrew from the Sony Open with a lower back injury shortly before her third-round match Saturday against fellow American Sloane Stephens.
Venus Williams sagged in the wooden changeover chair as if it were a cushy recliner, her head tilted back, her tank on empty.
Venus Williams’ career comeback now includes a come-from-behind win. Williams erased a match point and rallied Sunday to outlast Aleksandra Wozniak 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the third round of the Sony Ericsson Open.
Venus Williams won in her first singles match since August, dispatching Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-0, 6-3 at the Sony Ericsson Open on Wednesday.
With 21 grand slam titles under her belt, including 3 Olympic gold medals, Venus Williams is a titan on the tennis court. But this 32 year old superstar athlete isn’t all aces and volleys; she has a keen eye for design.