A welcome return for Serena Williams

Updated: January 23, 2014, 11:59 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | espnW.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Good. That's how I felt when I heard Serena Williams had entered the Indian Wells tennis tournament after a 14-year absence.


It's not just the fact that the BNP Paribas Open is one of the more prestigious events of the year and Williams' absence from a tournament in her home state has been conspicuous and just a bad thing for tennis and for Williams.

When the trouble occurred there in 2001, frankly, I thought it sounded overblown on both ...

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