November 6, 2018
Timea Bacsinszky's return to form continued with a dominant straight-sets win over Alizé Cornet in the first round of the Engie Open de Limoges, while defending champion Monica Niculescu got off to a good start against Viktoriya Tomova.
The Czech Republic's Tereza Smitkova, who burst into prominence at Wimbledon this year, captured the biggest title of her career at the Open GDF SUEZ de Limoges.
A first-time WTA titlist was crowned in Tianjin, there was a repeat winner in Osaka, and one of the WTA's recent success stories captured Linz.
Sam Stosur edged Zarina Diyas to win the Japan Women's Open Tennis title. She's never conquered any other city more than once - she's now done it three times in Osaka.
Shuko Aoyama and Renata Voracova recovered from a disastrous start to upset former doubles No.1s Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond in the second round of Wimbledon.
There wasn't much separating Klara Zakopalova and Flavia Pennetta - a close head-to-head, great showings at Wimbledon, born a day apart, even - but this time, Zakopalova got the victory.
From early round upsets to an all-Spanish team coming out on top, the best action in Katowice wasn't restricted to the singles court - see some of the best doubles pics right here.
Sara Errani did not drop a set all week en route to her fourth title of the season at the XXV Italiacom Open.
Sara Errani won the XXV Italiacom Open. She is the first Italian to win four WTA titles in a year.