French Open tennis in Paris
American Venus Williams lunges for a shot during her French Open second-round match against Arantxa Parra Santonja of Spain at Roland Garros in Paris on May 26, 2010. Williams defeated Santonja 6-2, 6-4. UPI/David Silpa
Top-seeded Mandy Minella needed three sets but No. 2-seeded Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino cruised to a first-round win Tuesday at the WTA tournament in Colombia.
Fourth-seeded Belarusian Victoria Azarenka continued her hot streak Monday, gaining the third round of the Madrid Open with her 12th win in 13 matches.
Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka cruised through a first-round victory Wednesday at the Andalucia Tennis Experience tournament in Spain.
Top-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany had little trouble advancing to the second round of the Mexican Open Monday, crushing Mexico's Ximena Hermoso.
Arantxa Parra Santonja ousted Sorana Cirstea Friday at the $220,000 Estoril Open in Portugal and earned her first WTA tournament finals appearance.
No. 3-seed Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez was among three highly seeded players losing in second-round play Wednesday in Spain's $220,000 Barcelona Ladies Open.
Gisela Dulko of Argentina, the No. 1 seed, reached the quarterfinals of the Copa Colsanitas tennis tournament in Bogota with a straight-set victory Wednesday.
Italian Sara Errani and Germany's Angelique Kerber registered first-round wins Monday at the Copa Colsanitas tournament in Bogota.
Anabel Medina Garrigues, seeded third, outfought Arantxa Parra Santonja Monday in the opening round of the Luxembourg Open.
Two Italians -- top-seeded Flavia Pennetta and reigning champion Sara Errani -- were among Tuesday's winners at the Palermo International.