American teen Taylor Townsend won in her debut on the WTA Tour Thursday, advancing to the second round of the BNP Paribas Open.
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.
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No. 2-seeded Maria Sharapova posted a double-bagel win and Venus Williams dropped just one game Monday, the opening day of the 101st Australian Open.
Second-seeded Belarusian Victoria Azarenka was a second-round winner Tuesday at the women's Regions Morgan Keegan Championships.
Lindsay Davenport reached the semifinals of the Bell Challenge Friday with a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Stephanie Foretz.
American Lindsay Davenport continued her comeback Tuesday by beating seventh-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany in the first round of the Bell Challenge.
Top-seeded Colombian Catalina Castano and defending champ Anna Smashnova were first-round winners Tuesday at Hungary's Budapest Grand Prix.
Sixth-seeded German Julia Schruff was upset 6-2, 6-0 Monday by Ukrainian Yuliana Fedak in the opening round of the Budapest Grand Prix.
Third-seeded Michaella Krajicek of Holland and fifth-seeded Israeli Anna Smashnova had opening-round wins Monday at Italy's Palermo International.