Fourteen years after chasing the entire Williams family out of the Californian desert, the Indian Wells crowd stood again. They roared once more. Their feet pounded the ground even louder than before. At one point, it felt like the stadium itself was shaking, seemingly ready to give way under the sheer force of every crashing movement. But this time around, the evil, twisted vitriol had made way for glee; the disrespect for reverence.
The standing ovation ahead of Serena Williams' first match against Monica Niculescu lasted a full minute, and by the time the world number one walked onto theRead More »from Serena Williams' return to Indian Wells anything but a triumph over racism until an official apology materialises