Women's Tennis Championship in Dubai
Alize Cornet, the world No.14 from France, returns the ball to her opponent, the world No. 6, Venus Williams on the fourth day of the Women's Dubai Championships on February 18, 2009. Williams won the match 6-3, 6-2. (UPI Photo/Norbert Schiller)
Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland was ushered to a first-round exit by American qualifier Jamie Hampton Tuesday in an Aegon International upset.
Top-seeded Jelena Jankovic won twice but three high seeds were upset victims Wednesday at the WTA tournament in Nuremberg, Germany.
Third-seeded Alize Cornet and No. 4 Julia Goerges each logged a first-round victory in rainy conditions Tuesday at the first Nuremberg Versicherungscup.
Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka, despite slips in their games, won matches Saturday that put them in the fourth round of the French Open.
American Bethanie Mattek-Sands ousted sixth-seeded Li Na in Thursday's second-round play at the rain-spattered French Open.
Ninth-seeded Samantha Stosur rolled to a first-round victory Tuesday at the French Open, where rain was affecting the schedule.
Three of the four finalists, including Peng Shuai, from last week's WTA tournaments move into the Top 30 this week heading into the French Open.
Third-seeded Alize Cornet of France dominated the second set Saturday to defeat Lucie Hradecka in the championship match at the Strasbourg International.
Lucie Hradecka won a pair of matches Friday that advanced her to the finals of the Strasbourg International tennis tournament in search of her first WTA title.
Alize Cornet and Eugenie Bouchard advanced but two other quarterfinals were rained out Thursday at the Strasbourg international tennis tournament in France.