Watch: Osaka, Kasatkina vie for title
It's a battle of the next generation of WTA stars as Naomi Osaka and Daria Kasatkina duke it out for the Indian Wells championship. Afterward, it's Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro in an epic men's showdown. (Watch on ESPN & The App, 2 p.m. ET.)
First it's UMBC, then it's Daria Kasatkina who pulls off major upset
Only 20 years old, Daria Kasatkina is a big-time player. Her win against Venus Williams in the Indian Wells semifinals was the latest example of what the future of the WTA might look like.
Kasatkina upsets Venus Williams to reach Indian Wells final.
20-year-old Daria Kasatkina reached the final of the WTA Tour's Indian Wells Masters after defeating Venus Williams 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.
The Dominant 20
In celebration of ESPN The Magazine's 20th anniversary, Peter Keating's crunched the numbers to find the most dominant athletes of our time.
Choosing ESPN's 20 most dominant athletes.
The formula that determined ESPN The Magazine's 20 most dominant athletes of the past two decades.
Coffee, please! Federer digs deep to snap out of morning funk
You know him as graceful and eloquent, but on Saturday, Roger Federer was nothing short of gritty in clawing his way to the Indian Wells final.
Federer 'needed to fight' after losing first set.
Roger Federer says it was a tough semifinal against Borna Coric, but moves on to the final after being down a break in the last set.
After loss to Venus, it's time to temper our expectations for Serena
Whether it was against Venus or another top player, Serena Williams showed that while she is improving, she still has a ways to go before returning to championship-level tennis.
ICYMI: How Venus Williams took down sister Serena at Indian Wells
The sister showdown at Indian Wells more or less turned into a dominant display from Venus Williams, who beat her sister Serena in straight sets. Here's how it all went down.
Venus beats Serena for first time in nearly four years.
In the third round in Indian Wells, Venus Williams beats Serena Williams in straight sets.
Serena on Venus: 'This is the best she's played.'
Serena Williams says she's missing shots she rarely misses and praises her sister after Venus Williams' 6-3, 6-4 win.
Venus calls matchup against Serena 'a treat.'
Venus Williams attributes her victory over her sister to the fact that she has played more matches of late and talks about being a role model to the youth.
Lost amid the Serena comeback storyline and the significance of playing each other at Indian Wells for the first time is just how well Venus Williams is competing. She dropped only seven games Monday night, her most lopsided win against her sister since the final of the 2001 US Open.
An afterthought coming in, Maria Sharapova exits Indian Wells quietly
Maria Sharapova left Indian Wells the same way she came into the event -- with very few people paying attention.
Sharapova ousted in first round at Indian Wells
Maria Sharapova, back in the BNP Paribas Open for the first time in three years, was ousted in her first-round match Wednesday night, falling 6-4, 6-4 to Japan's Naomi Osaka.
Although she’s on a three-match losing streak, Maria Sharapova seemed optimistic afterward, telling reporters at Indian Wells she is going to “listen to her body” and hopes to put herself back into a position where she can improve her ranking.
Proposed Davis Cup reform still very much a work in progress
Before we get too excited about the major overhaul to Davis Cup competition, it's important to recognize that it is far from a perfect solution.
Davis Cup revamp plans get mixed response
The International Tennis Federation's plan to stage the Davis Cup at one location over seven days in November has gotten a mixed reaction from countries.
A rare honor Serena didn't deserve
There was no mention that the 2017 Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award was going to be for career achievement. So how did Serena Williams, who missed 11 months, win? A case could be made that she wasn't even the top sportswoman in her family.
Why Delray Beach winner Frances Tiafoe deserves a good night's sleep
Yes, Frances Tiafoe won his first career tournament, at Delray Beach, but before we start asking for long-term predictions, just let him close his eyes for a while.
Tiafoe wins 1st career ATP title at Delray Beach
Frances Tiafoe, 20, of the U.S. clinched his first ATP title at the Delray Beach Open, becoming the youngest American to win a title since Andy Roddick's 2002 trophy at age 19.
Terrific effort from Frances Tiafoe, who became the youngest American to capture an ATP event since Andy Roddick won the clay-court championship in Houston in 2002.
United States Tennis Association to honor Althea Gibson with a statue
The two-time U.S. national champion will be immortalized at US Open site.
He coached Sloane Stephens to a US Open title, but Kamau Murray's big goal is a youth tennis center in Chicago
He's creating a pipeline of black tennis talent.
Ditching his hothead attitude paying off for Ryan Harrison
Be fiery, not angry. It's a tricky balance, but one that Ryan Harrison is starting to figure out.
Trick-shot artist nails tennis boomerang.
Pablo Schurig shows off "the boomerang trick shot volley" in this amazing tennis trick.
It's officially historic: Federer is oldest No. 1
Defying the odds with his resurgence, 36-year-old Roger Federer leaped over Rafael Nadal to reclaim the world No. 1 ranking, the oldest man or woman to top computerized rankings.
Surpassing Serena, 10th Wimbledon: Milestones Federer can still achieve
On Monday, February 19, Roger Federer will become the oldest top-ranked player in tennis at the age of 36. With Federer, nothing is impossible, so we took a look at some other records he could attain.
Players congratulate Federer on return to No. 1.
Tennis players share well wishes to Roger Federer as he becomes the oldest player to be ranked No. 1 in the world.
Serena Williams' figure skating suggestion
While she has four gold medals, Serena Williams loves watching the Olympics just like the rest of us. And on Tuesday, the 23-time Grand Slam champion had a suggestion for a figure skating routine, and 2014 Olympian Gracie Gold seemed to be on board.
Federer defying odds with resurgence at 36 years old.
Mike Golic and Adnan Virk weigh in on Roger Federer becoming the oldest player to claim ATP's No. 1 ranking.
Bodo: Why this year is so important for Kei Nishikori
Sidelined by an extended injury bug that derailed any momentum he had, Kei Nishikori is back, but he doesn't have much time to waste in finding his form again.
Despite doubles loss, no reason to worry about Serena Williams
Serena Williams certainly did not play up to snuff in her return to competition at Fed Cup, but we're confident we'll see a much better player in the coming weeks.
Serena loses in doubles in return to competition
In Serena Williams' first competition since giving birth five months ago, she and her sister Venus Williams lost 6-2, 6-3 to Lesley Kerkhove and Demi Schuurs of the Netherlands on Sunday in a Fed Cup doubles match.
Serena returns, Williams sisters fall in Fed Cup doubles match.
In her first match back since giving birth five months ago, Serena Williams and her sister Venus fall (6-2, 6-3) to Lesley Kerkhove and Demi Schuurs of the Netherlands.
Sebastian Korda's smart decision to trade his skates for a tennis racket
He could have been an NHL star, but instead junior world No. 1 Sebastian Korda took up tennis, and now we know why.
Serena Williams still totally won this weekend
Serena Williams lost her doubles match with sister Venus at the Fed Cup on Sunday, but the Americans still emerged victorious -- and the 23-time Grand Slam champion had the best fan there rooting her on.
Lauren Davis makes the most of her time at Fed Cup
Lauren Davis was ultimately sidelined at the Fed Cup, but she still made the most of her time in Asheville, North Carolina.
Davis Cup win sort of makes up for dismal U.S. results Down Under
A little success is better than none at all, no? The U.S. men, who did not fare well in Australia, aced the start of Davis Cup season.
Davis Cup: U.S. ousts Serbia with doubles win
The United States won its doubles match against Serbia, clinching a berth in the Davis Cup quarterfinal round against the Hungary-Belgium winner in April.
Team GB need swift return for thriving Edmund
Kyle Edmund always had the talent -- now he's finally realising his potential: that was the common theme as ESPN's Tom Hamilton spoke to the Briton's first individual coach, his former roommate and half of his current coaching setup.
Genie Bouchard wins the Super Bowl again
Eugenie Bouchard's Twitter bet and subsequent date with a fan went viral during the Super Bowl in 2017. And the pair celebrated their friendiversary on Sunday in Minnesota.
Murray's 2018 sporting predictions
Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has revealed his sporting predictions for the remainder of 2018.
ICYMI at Australian Open: Federer, Wozniacki master Melbourne
The first Grand Slam of the year is run and won, but there was far more to this tournament than just the brilliant wins by Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki.
Winners and losers in Melbourne.
Jerry Bembry from The Undefeated provides his take on the winners and losers at the Australian Open.
Beneath Federer's success, some more sobering signs for the Big Four
Roger Federer's epic Australian Open demonstration came at an excellent time for the ATP, but his feat utterly overshadowed a different story: The unexpected collapse of the group known as the Big Four.
What Australian Open champ Roger Federer does defies logic
We know Roger Federer is a superstar, but seriously, what he continues to accomplish is like nothing we have ever seen before in sports.
Staying calm in the fifth set made all the difference for Roger Federer
Just when things looked bleak, Roger Federer picked up his game down the stretch to win the Australian Open.
Phew! Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki finally has her moment
No one deserves to spend quality time with a Grand Slam trophy more than Caroline Wozniacki, which is exactly what the 2018 Australian Open champion is going to do.
She lost the Aussie Open final, but all is well in Simona Halep's world
Simona Halep's setback in the Australian Open final only reminded her that she has the game that will eventually lead her to a Grand Slam championship.
ICYMI at Australian Open: Stand up and rejoice because Caroline Wozniacki is a Grand Slam champ
It took her 43 attempts in majors, including 11 at Melbourne Park, but Caroline Wozniacki can finally call herself a Grand Slam champion.
By the numbers: 43rd Grand Slam's the charm for Wozniacki
From the fourth-most attempts to win a Grand Slam title to the most taken to win in Melbourne, here are some of the notable numbers from Caroline Wozniacki's Australian Open win.
2,665 days after reaching No. 1 for the first time, Caroline Wozniacki finally wins her first major. Enough said.
Venus and Serena Williams: from Compton to the world
By changing how the world views black women, they've changed everything.
Serena's absence from the Australian Open not all bad news
No doubt Serena Williams will be missed Down Under, but her withdrawal opens the door for a lot of other top players.
Goals for Serena: Slam record, No. 1 ranking
Serena Williams, after giving birth to her first child amid myriad medical complications, still wants to set the record with 25 Grand Slam wins.
Serena's coach backs skipping Aussie Open
Serena Williams' coach backs her decision to skip the Australian Open.
Tennys Sandgren needs to own what he's all about
American declines to address questions about his Twitter feed after quarterfinal loss
Sandgren pans 'sensationalist coverage' of him
Tennys Sandgren was critical of the scrutiny some of his social media activity has received, saying, "This has gone very far away from the tennis."
Sandgren's heated news conference.
Tennys Sandgren opened his news conference with a prepared statement about his social media activity, then took questions about only his quarterfinal loss.
Behind the scenes with the Yonex stringing team.
Stephanie Brantz meets the guys with possibly the most important job at the Australian Open - the Yonex racquet stringing team.
Is Alexander Zverev The Next Tennis Superstar?
The 20-year-old German superstar has everything going for him, but he falls apart at Grand Slams.
Forming a players' union goes beyond Djokovic and other top players
No one knows for sure what discussions were had in regard to forming a players' union, but one thing is for sure: A lot of players would benefit from one.
Djokovic denies calling for Aussie Open boycott
Novak Djokovic strongly denied claims he called for a boycott of next year's Australian Open and dismissed suggestions that players should form their own union in a bid to earn increased prize money at the four Grand Slam events.
Anna Kournikova's newborn twins
Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias, a notoriously private couple, finally seemed to confirm the news about the birth of their twins with adorable pictures on Instagram on Tuesday.
FOMO alert: Australia edition
Sure, they have to play in tournaments and practice, but tennis stars are making the most of their downtime. Just ask Eugenie Bouchard, CoCo Vandeweghe and Roger Federer.
Refreshed Fed arrives for Australian summer
Revitalised after a fortnight's family holiday in the Maldives, Roger Federer has arrived in Australia ready to embark on his milestone 20th year on the professional tennis tour.
Hyeon Chung ready to ditch obscurity for tennis fame
He doesn't dabble in social media and doesn't do much else to garner attention, but if Hyeon Chung keeps up his winning ways, he'll have no choice but to live a life of fame.