Christina McHale and Maria Kirilenko compete at the U.S. Open in New York
Maria Kirilenko of Russia reacts after gaining a game on Christina McHale, USA, in third-round action at the U.S. Open held at the National Tennis Center on September 2, 2011 in New York. Murray won 6-7, 2-6, 6-2, 6-0, 6-4. UPI/Monika Graff
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.
World No. 1 Serena Williams swept to a second-round win Tuesday at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome.
World No. 1 and defending champion Serena Williams dropped just two points on serve Thursday in grabbing a berth in the quarterfinals of the Mutua Madrid Open.
Ekaterina Makarova stunned world No. 3 Victoria Azarenka in three sets Wednesday in a second-round match at the Mutua Madrid Open.
Defending champ Serena Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska each advanced but Li Na fell Sunday in first-round action at the Madrid Open.
The Russian doubles team of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina bested their Slovakian opponents Sunday, completing an improbable Fed Cup semifinal rally.
The Slovak Republic notched two singles victories Saturday in the opening matches of their Fed Cup semifinals series against Russia.
Fed Cup veterans Dominika Cibulkova and Daniela Hantuchova will have the singles assignments for the Slovak Republic a semifinal series against Russia.
No. 1 seed Angelique Kerber had to go three sets Saturday to set up a championship match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at the Monterrey Open.
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