The two-time Australian Open champion was set to meet American Louisa Chirico in the third round but the latter has now been given a walkover.
The seeds continue to fall at the WTA Madrid event after Wednesday exits from Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarenka.
Serena Williams remains the No. 1 player on the WTA Tour. However, this year, the most dominant player is Victoria Azarenka. She's lost just one match this year and won three WTA titles. That's three more titles than Williams. She's also on a 16-match winning streak. Show More Summary
Laura Robson, who used her protected ranking of 58 to enter the main draw, lost 6-4 6-2 to world No 5 Victoria Azarenka. Johanna Konta and Heather Watson also lost on Sunday.
The halcyon days of Russian Fed Cup are no more. With no players in the Top 30 representing, the Russians are pounded into zonal play by former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, who won her first two singles matches before Belarus' No. 100-ranked Aliaksandra Sasnovich beat Russia's Margarita Gasparyan to put Belarus into World Group I for 2017. Show More Summary
Watching Victoria Azarenka play like the No. 1 player in the WTA is a study in fierceness. She is locked into each point, moving into position to unload with her heavy, screeching groundstrokes. Every ball gets branded with her intensity, and she’s dictating her offense like a runaway locomotive. Show More Summary
The 2016 Miami Masters was another championship showcase for Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka. They each backed up their titles at Indian Wells to complete the “Sunshine Double,” but just how impressive is this feat? This is only...Show More Summary
Victoria Azarenka defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova in straight sets Saturday to capture the women's championship at the 2016 Miami Open. It's her third title of the season after previously winning in Brisbane and Indian Wells. Now the focus...Show More Summary
MIKE DICKSON IN MIAMI: Victoria Azarenka established herself as the form player of the 2016 season to date when she crushed Svetlana Kuznetsova to win the Miami Open.
The women's final at the Miami Open was set Thursday, when Victoria Azarenka and Svetlana Kuznetsova punched their tickets to Saturday afternoon's championship match. On Friday, the men's side of the tournament stood alone as both semifinals played out. World No. Show More Summary
Former champions Victoria Azarenka and Svetlana Kuznetsova will meet Saturday for the Miami Open title.
In-form Victoria Azarenka battled past an ailing but determined second seed Angelique Kerber to set up a Miami Open final showdown against Svetlana Kuznetsova with a 6-2, 7-5 victory.
MIKE DICKSON IN MIAMI: A place in the top twenty beckons for Jo Konta sometime this spring, but she will regret the missed chances that ruined her hopes of reaching the Miami Open semi-finals.
Jo Konta seems to be taking everything in her stride as she impressively backs up her huge improvement of 2015. The British No 1 is set to face Victoria Azarenka in the Miami Open quarter-finals.
In the recently concluded BNP Paribas Open, Victoria Azarenka pulled a big upset over Serena Williams in the final to lift the Indian Wells title – however, there were more fireworks after the game.
Indian Wells is one of the greatest tournaments for the WTA and ATP, and it featured legendary champions Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal playing into the final weekend. Yet the championships were undermined by disparaging remarks from chief executive officer Raymond Moore. Show More Summary
According to Raymond Moore, chief executive of Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams should have taken a position other than at the baseline in the women's final of the BNP Paribas Open. They were classier than he was and refuted his foolishly worded comments, Azarenka...
Serena Williams is on her game in so many ways. But when the tennis queen lost the final of the BNP Paribas Open to Victoria Azarenka, she showed the world that she's ace at one more thing: losing with insane amounts of gratitude.This was Serena's first time back at the... More »
Victoria Azarenka and Novak Djokovic reigned supreme in Indian Wells, California, on Sunday as they captured the BNP Paribas Open titles in women's and men's singles, respectively. Azarenka toppled No. 1 seed Serena Williams 6-4, 6-4, while on the men's side, Djokovic had little trouble dispatching Milos Raonic, 6-2, 6-0. Show More Summary
Azarenka needed only 88 minutes to dispatch Williams, the top seed, who was playing at the tournament for the first time since 2001.