Bank of the West Classic tennis at Stanford University in California
Venus Williams returns a shot while defeating Stephanie Dubois of Canada in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California on July 28, 2009. UPI/Terry Schmitt
Second-seeded Alize Cornet advanced to the second round of the Copa Claro Colsanitas Monday with a straight-set win over Elina Svitolina.
Top-seeded Mandy Minella needed three sets but No. 2-seeded Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino cruised to a first-round win Tuesday at the WTA tournament in Colombia.
Top seeds Agnieszka Radwanska and Julia Goerges each won first-round matches in straight sets Tuesday at the ASB Classic tennis tournament in New Zealand.
Nudnida Luangnam and Jamie Hampton posted first-round upset wins Monday at the ASB Classic tennis tournament in New Zealand.
Agnieszka Radwanska, Petra Kvitova and Caroline Wozniacki were all beaten Tuesday in opening-round action of the AEGON International in England.
Sixth-seeded Samantha Stosur and former champions Ana Ivanovic and Svetlana Kuznetsova were among the Day 1 winners Sunday at the French Open.
Italians Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani -- the top two seeds -- each logged first-round victories Monday at the Monterrey Open in Mexico.
Sorana Cirstea ousted sixth-seeded, local favorite Samantha Stosur in straight sets Tuesday in first-round play at the Australian Open.
American Alexa Glatch, who recorded her first WTA Tour victory of the year this week, won another match Thursday at the Bell Challenge.
Former women's tennis world No. 1 Kim Clijsters of Belgium will be a wild card entrant in the Rogers Cup in Toronto, tournament officials announced Wednesday.