Bank of the West Classic tennis at Stanford University in California
Li Na of China returns a shot to top seed Serena Williams in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California on July 28, 2009. UPI/Terry Schmitt
World No. 1 Serena Williams, with a personal record winning streak intact, heads to the French Open as a huge favorite.
World No. 1 Serena Williams increases her lead this week in the women's world tennis rankings and Sara Errani sets a personal best by moving to fifth.
Top seeds Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova lost just four games between them Thursday in gaining spots in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open in Rome.
Two-time defending champion Maria Sharapova posted a solid straight-set win Wednesday at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome.
Sara Errani matches her career-high ranking with a move to sixth and Caroline Wozniacki also is up a spot in Monday's update of the women's tennis rankings.
Serena Williams puts her No. 1 ranking and Mutua Madrid Open title on the line this week.
Defending champ Serena Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska each advanced but Li Na fell Sunday in first-round action at the Madrid Open.
Maria Sharapova collected her 29th WTA title with a win in Germany that allowed her to keep close to No. 1 Serena Williams in the women's tennis rankings.
Defending champion Maria Sharapova repeated as titlist at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix Sunday, rolling past Li Na in straight sets.
Top-seeded Maria Sharapova outdueled Angelique Kerber Saturday to reach the finals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Germany.