World No. 1 Serena Williams swept to a second-round win Tuesday at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome.
Seventh-seeded Sara Errani of Italy kicked off the Madrid Open Saturday with a straight-set victory over Poland's Urszula Radwanska.
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Germany's Andrea Petkovic and Flavia Pennetta of Italy logged victories Tuesday on the opening day of the Sony Open in Miami.
Jana Cepelova and Daniela Hantuchova each logged a reverse singles victory Sunday, boosting Slovakia over Serbia and into the Fed Cup semifinals.
Daniela Hantuchova of Serbia beat Bojana Jovanovski in Saturday's second singles match to even the Fed Cup series against the Slovak Republic 1-1.
With top Serb players out, Fed Cup rookie Vesna Dolonc is being called on to play three matches for Serbia in a series versus the Slovak Republic.
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Defending champion Victoria Azarenka and third-seeded Serena Williams each lost only two games Monday in sailing into the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.
No. 1-ranked Victoria Azarenka needed three sets but Serena Williams advanced in two Saturday in the third round of the Australian Open.