Serena Williams returns to Indian Wells 14 years after racist abuse

    Story highlights

    • World No. 1 had vowed never to return to scene of her first professional victory
    • She and her family suffered racist abuse during 2001 final against Kim Clijsters
    • Australian Open champion says changing attitudes in the game helped decision
    • She will play with 'a new understanding of the true meaning of forgiveness'

    (CNN)Serena Williams is ending her Indian Wells boycott in a spirit of "forgiveness" 14 years after suffering racist abuse at the Californian resort's showpiece tennis tournament.