Victoria Azarenka barely broke a sweat as the former world number one routed Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova 6-0, 6-0 to reach the Indian Wells semi-finals on Thursday.
Rafael Nadal rallied from a set down and fought off a match point in the third set to beat Alexander Zverev 6-7 (8), 6-0, 7-5 Wednesday and reach the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open in pursuit of a fourth title.
Rafael Nadal avenged a fresh loss to a fellow Spaniard and Serena Williams set up a showdown with the reigning Indian Wells champion at the ATP and WTA hardcourt tournament on Tuesday.
There's something about playing in the Southern California desert that bothers Andy Murray. The No. 2-seeded Murray was upset in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Monday, losing 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (3) to 53rd-ranked Federico Delbonis of Argentina.
Novak Djokovic opened his bid for a third straight BNP Paribas Open title Sunday night by surviving an unexpected challenge from American qualifier Bjorn Fratangelo, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2.
Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber, fourth seed Garbine Muguruza and Spanish star Carla Suarez Navarro were all second-round casualties at the Indian Wells hardcourt tennis tournament on Saturday.
Serena Williams capped a festive day for the Williams family at the BNP Paribas Open with an easy 6-2, 6-1 win over qualifier Laura Siegemund of Germany in a second round match Friday night.
Maria Sharapova posted a letter to her fans Friday on her Facebook page, four days after the Russian tennis star said she failed a doping test at the Australian Open in January for the little-known drug meldonium.
Scottish tennis star Andy Murray reacted to Maria Sharapova's failed drug test by noting that he's careful to read everything that is relevant to him.
Serena Williams says Maria Sharapova "showed a lot of courage" in taking responsibility for her failed drug test.