Caroline Wozniacki withstood 34 winners from Chinese qualifier Duan Ying-Ying to reach the second round of the US Open. Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci and Maria Kirilenko also moved through.
Chanelle Scheepers won 75 64 against Petra Martic to reach the quarterfinals of the Hungarian Grand Prix on Thursday.
Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua upended No.2 seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka, while No.3 seeds Nadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik also were eliminated.
In their first match as a duo, Shuko Aoyama and Chanelle Scheepers edged Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Lucie Safarova in Wimbledon doubles play.
Home turf, same turf - could there any better preparation? Alizé Cornet gave herself a huge boost on the eve of her home Grand Slam, taking home the Internationaux de Strasbourg title.
When slow red clay is combined with altitude, sometimes consistency and variety trump power - that was a major theme on Quarterfinal Friday at the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem.
Former Top 10 players Daniela Hantuchova, Francesca Schiavone and Flavia Pennetta all played their first round matches on Wednesday, but only two of them survived - which one was ousted?
Chanelle Scheepers upended Sorana Cirstea in straight sets in first round play Monday at the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem.
Venus Williams wasn't the only Grand Slam champion and former World No.1 gracing the grounds of the WTA Brasil Tennis Cup this past week - a certain Brazilian sports legend was there too...
Melinda Czink served up the first big upset of the WTA Brasil Tennis Cup on Monday, rallying to beat No.2 seed Yaroslava Shvedova. Monica Niculescu saved match points to score another upset.
The stars of the WTA made the last edition of the US National Indoor Tennis Championships a special one over the last week, making appearances off the court and wowing crowds on the court.