Melanie Oudin takes on Nadia Petrova in forth round at the US Open Tennis Championship in New York
Melanie Oudin of the USA waves to the crowds after defeating Nadia Petrova of Russia during in the third set of their match at the US Open Tennis Championship on September 7, 2009 in New York. Oudin won 1-6, 7-3, 6-3. UPI /Monika Graff
Two-time defending champion Maria Sharapova posted a solid straight-set win Wednesday at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome.
Laura Robson posted a Rome International tennis tournament win Monday over Venus Williams that gives her a match against world No. 1 Serena Williams.
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Germany's third-seeded Sabine Lisicki advanced but No. 5 Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic took an early tumble Tuesday in first-round action at Memphis.
Jamie Hampton and Varvara Lepchenko play their first Fed Cup matches this weekend, taking the U.S. singles spots against Italy.
Melanie Oudin reached the quarterfinals of the Bell Challenge Thursday due to an injury suffered by her opponent just before the match.
Defending champ Barbora Zahalvoa Strycova and Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak each advanced to the second round of the Bell Challenge with wins Tuesday.
American Christina McHale and Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa were among Tuesday's first-round winners at the Mercury Insurance Open.
Kim Clijsters sailed through a second-round victory Tuesday at the UNICEF Open tennis tournament in the Netherlands.
Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka hold the top spots in the women's tennis rankings the week the draw is announced for the Wimbledon Championships.