| Mar 9, 2014
| 8:59 PM
The Swiss are represented in men's tennis at this year's BNP Paribas Open by Stanislas Wawrinka and that other guy.
Wawrinka won the recent Australian Open and is now No. 3 in the world rankings. The other guy becomes Mr. Avis in Switzerland now, and as...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 10:10 PM
With the star of the day, second-seeded Novak Djokovic, advancing as expected Sunday, it seemed timely to survey the results of tennis players from the United States. This BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells is, after all, one of the country's bigger...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 9:10 PM
Every once in awhile, life reaches up, grabs you by the lapel and says, "This is it, kid. Here's your big chance."
Life did that Friday to John Isner.
He won his way into the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. And with his 7-6 (4), 7-...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 8:33 PM
The old guy, Father Time, will triumph in the end. He always does. But for the moment Roger Federer is holding serve against him, which in a sport primarily of the young is no small achievement.
Federer has come to terms with reality. "If I can't play...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 8:23 PM
Remember when we used to have exciting, successful men’s tennis players from the United States? Come on. Think hard. Press those thumbs to your temples.
Some hints. John McEnroe. Jimmy Connors. Pete Sampras. Michael Chang. Jim Courier. Andre...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:07 PM
It wasn't clear Thursday at Indian Wells whether Martina Hingis was making a comeback or just having a little fun with some hit-and-giggle tennis.
Last year, she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. That usually indicates that a...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:22 PM
A strange desert wind blew through Indian Wells and its Taj Mahal tennis facility in late afternoon Thursday, turning a women's quarterfinal into Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey.
But it disappeared in time for the appearance of the evening's royalty,...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:06 PM
If you are heading to the desert for some tennis viewing over the next 12 days, get ready for more of the same. In the case of the prestigious BNP Paribas Open, that's not a bad thing.
There will be some radical differences in the physical plant,...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 11:11 PM
Simona Halep and Agnieszka Radwanska made it to the semifinals Wednesday in the women's draw of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament at Indian Wells.
Halep's journey was much shorter.
The 22-year-old Romanian, already winner of $711,430 this...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Lindsay Davenport has been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Knowing her, when word got out, she probably asked for a recount, just to make sure she hadn't bumped out somebody else more deserving.
She is 37 now, lives in Orange County,...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 7:35 PM
SAN DIEGO -- The “Bryan Bump” returned to the Davis Cup on Saturday.
As soon as Bob Bryan's overhand smash on match point zipped past Britain's Dominic Inglot and Colin Fleming, the celebration was on. Bob and identical twin Mike leaped into...