Samantha Stosur has finally enjoyed her first win of the European clay season on her third attempt, with a comfortable 6-2 6-3 win over Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei on Monday at the Rome Masters.
Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams and Li Na drop five games between them in progressing through to second round of the Australian Open
Phil Lutton She wasn't impressed with the winds whipping around Pat Rafter Arena and managed to look bored at times as she trudged between points.
Phil Lutton SHE wasn't impressed with the winds whipping around Pat Rafter Arena and managed to look bored at times as she trudged between points.
Phil Lutton World No. 2 Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Brisbane International with an injury.
Women's singles draw for the Australian Open tennis championships which begin in Melbourne on Monday (prefix denotes seeding):
Top seed Samantha Stosur is through to the quarter-finals of the Kremlin Cup.
Dallas Australian Casey Dellacqua's strong form ahead of the US Open continued with an upset second-round win over Yanina Wickmayer at the WTA Texas Open.
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki won her 12th match in 12 career outings at the Copenhagen Open with a 6-2 6-1 second round rout of France's Pauline Parmentier on Thursday.
It was a case of same court, different event as Samantha Stosur rolled into the second round of the Stuttgart WTA claycourt tournament on Tuesday with a straight-sets defeat of Shuai Peng.
Women's world number two Maria Sharapova reached the quarter-finals of Stuttgart's WTA tournament on Wednesday while ex-world number one Ana Ivanovic suffered a shock first-round exit.
Ed Jackson The Sydney International's Russian revolution has begun, with in-form pair Elena Dementieva and Dinara Safina cruising into the quarter-finals on Tuesday.
Ed Jackson Australian tennis star Casey Dellacqua admitted she's struggling to cope with heightened expectations after a disappointing exit from the Sydney International.
Ed Jackson Highly rated French youngster Alize Cornet has caused the first upset of the Sydney International with a straight sets win over seventh seed Nadia Petrova.
Justin Chadwick Russia secured a berth against Slovakia in the Hopman Cup final with a 2-1 tie win over France on Thursday night.
Justin Chadwick Australia's quest for a second Hopman Cup title will have to wait after their finals aspirations were dashed in a marathon 2-1 loss to the Slovak Republic.
Justin Chadwick Australia's Hopman Cup title hopes are hanging by a thread after Casey Dellacqua went down in straight sets to the Slovak Republic's Dominika Cibulkova.
Justin Chadwick World No.7 Gilles Simon admits he lacks a killer instinct after struggling to dispose of Chinese Taipei's Yen-Hsun Lu on the opening day of Perth's Hopman Cup.
Justin Chadwick Lleyton Hewitt will be hoping it's a case of fourth time lucky when he teams up with Casey Dellacqua to contest the 21st Hopman Cup, which starts on Saturday.
Justin Chadwick World No.7 Gilles Simon of France wants to inflict pain on the world's top three tennis players where it hurts the most - the grand slams.