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it was a sweet victory for serena williams who return to indian wells california friday after boycotting the tournament for fourteen years due to allegations of racism , williams the world's number one female tennis player defeated monica niculescu in front of a sell out crowd at the b. n. p. parabolic open , williams said she was overwhelmed by the reaction coming back to play at the venue a place where she won her second title as a teenager , but it was at that event back in two thousand one that some spectators booed and heckled the williams family and her father allege that he heard racist taunts , this time around williams received a standing ovation from a cheering crowd at the start of her match , williams called return to indian wells one of the biggest and proudest moments of her career