Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland was ushered to a first-round exit by American qualifier Jamie Hampton Tuesday in an Aegon International upset.
World No. 1 Serena Williams has put greater distance between herself and other competitors in the women's tennis rankings.
Serena Williams, who climbed to the No. 1 ranking in an amazing year, meets defending champion Maria Sharapova in Saturday's French Open final.
American Bethanie Mattek-Sands ousted sixth-seeded Li Na in Thursday's second-round play at the rain-spattered French Open.
Ninth-seeded Samantha Stosur rolled to a first-round victory Tuesday at the French Open, where rain was affecting the schedule.
Three of the four finalists, including Peng Shuai, from last week's WTA tournaments move into the Top 30 this week heading into the French Open.
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.
No. 1-ranked Serena Williams won her last eight games Friday in advancing to the semifinals of the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome.
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.