Women's Tennis Championship in Dubai
Anabel Medina Garrigues from Spain returns the ball from her opponent, the world No. 4, Elena Dementieva from Russia on the fourth day of the Women's Dubai Championships, Wednesday February 18, 2009. Dementieva won the match 6-1, 6-3. (UPI Photo/Norbert Schiller)
Seventh-seeded Urszula Radwanska advanced with a straight-set victory Sunday in first-round play at the grass-court Topshelf Open in the Netherlands.
Defending champion Maria Sharapova advanced with a first-round victory at the French Open Monday, joining China's Li Na and Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland.
World No. 1 Serena Williams swept to a second-round win Tuesday at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome.
World No. 1 Serena Williams needed to rally Friday to claim a quarterfinal win at the Mutua Madrid Open.
Defending champion Serena Williams and second-seeded Maria Sharapova each advanced with second-round victories Tuesday at the Madrid Open.
Defending champ Serena Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska each advanced but Li Na fell Sunday in first-round action at the Madrid Open.
No. 4-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro rolled through a first-round win Monday at the Portugal Open tennis tournament.
Alize Cornet dropped just two games Tuesday in a first-round victory at the WTA's tournament in Morocco.
Francesca Schiavone began the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday with only her fourth victory of the year, one that set up a meeting with No. 2 seed Maria Sharapova.
Fourth-seeded Chanelle Scheepers advanced but No. 2 Yaroslava Shvedova was bounced Monday in rain-shortened first-round play at the WTA Brazil Tennis Cup.