Alize Cornet rallied for a second-round win Wednesday at the Morocco Grand Prix WTA tennis tournament.
Francesca Schiavone began the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday with only her fourth victory of the year, one that set up a meeting with No. 2 seed Maria Sharapova.
No. 1 seed Venus Williams coasted into the semifinals of the Brazil Tennis Cup Thursday, moving within two wins of recording her 45th WTA title.
Venus Williams outlasted Garbine Muguruza Wednesday to earn a quarterfinal berth in the Brazil Tennis Cup.
Fourth-seeded Chanelle Scheepers advanced but No. 2 Yaroslava Shvedova was bounced Monday in rain-shortened first-round play at the WTA Brazil Tennis Cup.
Top-seeded Kirsten Flipkens advanced but No. 2 seed Sofia Arvidsson was upended in second-round matches Wednesday at the U.S. Indoor Championships.
Fourth-seeded Heather Watson advanced but No. 6 Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa was eliminated Sunday in first-round play at the Memphis indoors event.
Melinda Czink of Hungary dropped the opening set but came back to down Czech Lucie Safarova Sunday in the title match of the Bell Challenge in Canada.
Anabel Medina Garrigues and Ekaterina Makarova easily advanced Friday to the finals of the $220,000 Moroccan Grand Prix tennis tournament.
Anabel Medina Garrigues, the No. 1 seed and the runner-up a year ago, reached the semifinals Thursday at the Moroccan Grand Prix.