US Open Championship in New York
Venus Williams of the U.S.A, seventh seed, serves to Rossana De Los Rios of Paraguay in second-round action at the U.S. Open tennis championship held at the U.S. National Tennis Center on August 28, 2008 in Flushing Meadows, New York.Williams won 6-0, 6-3. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
No. 2-seeded Venus Williams rolled to a win Monday but French Open champion Francesca Schiavone was defeated on the first day of Wimbledon.
No. 1-seeded Agnes Szavay picked up a victory Wednesday but second-seeded Alize Cornet withdrew from the $175,000 Gastein Ladies tennis tournament in Austria.
Third-seeded Frenchwoman Aravane Rezai and sixth-seeded Belgian Yanina Wickmayer were among first-round losers Tuesday at the Palermo International.
Top-seeded Ana Ivanovic won easily but two top eight players faced scares in first-day play Monday in the women's section of The Championships at Wimbledon.
Second-seeded Gisela Dulko coasted in the second round of the Moroccan Grand Prix Thursday with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Emilie Loit.
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.
Top-seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy won her opening tennis match Monday at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco, Mexico.
Top-seeded Italian Flavia Pennetta was among the opening-round losers Tuesday at the Copa Colsanitas Santander tennis tournament.
Fourth-seeded Pauline Parmentier battled her way past Rossana De Los Rios Wednesday to reach the third round of the Cachantum Cup.
Second-seeded Russian Vera Zvonareva and third-seeded Ukrainian Julia Vakulenko were first-round winners Monday at the Bell Challenge in Canada.