Maria Sharapova in semi-final of Rogers Cup Toronto
Maria Sharapova hits a forehand return to Alisa Kleybanova during Rogers Cup semi-final action at the Rexall Center in Toronto, Canada on August 22, 2009. UPI /Christine Chew
Defending champion Alisa Kleybanova dropped just two games Tuesday in taking a first-round victory at the BMW Malaysian Open tennis tournament.
U.S. Open runner-up Jelena Jankovic won and Wimbledon champion Venus Williams lost Tuesday in the $4.5 million Madrid Open.
Anabel Medina Garrigues, the No. 1 seed and the runner-up a year ago, reached the semifinals Thursday at the Moroccan Grand Prix.
Ana Ivanovic of Serbia reached the fourth round at the $4.5 million BNP Paribas Open Monday with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Gisela Dulko of Argentina.
Olga Govortsova and Tsvetana Pironkova scored opening-round victories Sunday in the women's Pilot Pen Tennis tournament, a U.S. Open tuneup, in New Haven, Conn.
Sixth-seeded Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli defeated qualifier Akgul Amanmuradova of Uzbekistan 6-1, 6-3 Monday at the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford, Calif.
Second-seeded Marion Bartoli won but the No. 1 and No. 3-seeded players lost Wednesday at the $600,000 International Women's Open tennis tournament in England.
No. 1 seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues roared back from a deficit Tuesday for a first-round win in the $145,000 Moroccan Grand Prix tennis tournament.
Top-seeded Justine Henin easily beat Alisa Kleybanova 6-4, 6-3 at Friday's quarterfinals of the Diamond Games tennis tournament in Antwerp, Belgium.