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.
Second-seeded Gisela Dulko advanced to the second round Monday at the inaugural Cachantun Cup tennis tournament in Chile.
No. 2-ranked Svetlana Kuznetsova topped a series of highly seeded players collecting straight-set wins Tuesday in the first round of Australian Open.
Second-seeded Russian Vera Zvonareva and third-seeded Ukrainian Julia Vakulenko were first-round winners Monday at the Bell Challenge in Canada.
Seventh-seeded crowd favorite Aiko Nakamura was bounced from the $175,000 Japan Open Monday in the tournament's first day action.
Top-seeded Venus Williams said she wasn’t at her best but still won in straight sets Friday in quarterfinal play of the $145,000 Korea Open tennis tournament.
Top-seeded Venus Williams had little trouble Thursday qualifying for the quarterfinals of the $145,000 Korea Open in Seoul.
Fourth-seeded Maria Kirilenko, coming off a tournament victory, recorded a first-round victory Wednesday at the $145,000 Korea Open.
Top-seeded Venus Williams claimed an easy first-round victory Tuesday in the first-round action of the $145,000 Korea Open hard-court tennis tournament.
Belgium Justine Henin and Serbian Jelena Jankovic were among the early women winners Monday in the first round of the U.S. Open.