Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark easily advanced to the second round of the Istanbul Cup, defeating Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 6-0, 6-0 Tuesday.
French Open champion Maria Sharapova defeated British wild-card entry Samantha Murray 6-1, 6-0 Tuesday in a first-round match at Wimbledon.
Venus Williams lost in her first match in more than two months, falling 0-6, 6-4, 6-2 Tuesday to Kirsten Flipkens at the Rogers Cup.
Serena Williams cruised into the quarterfinals of the Swedish Open by beating Anna Tatishvili of Georgia 6-2, 6-3 on Thursday.
Top-ranked Serena Williams advanced to the second round of the Swedish Open by beating Sesil Karatancheva of Kazakhstan 6-1, 6-2 on Tuesday.
Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa reached her third quarterfinals of the year when she defeated Petra Martic of Croatia 7-5, 6-4 at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Thursday.
The Hungarian Grand Prix lost its top two seeded players in the first round on Tuesday, as Lucie Safarova and Alize Cornet bowed out of the tournament.
Sixth-seeded Mona Barthel of Germany, advanced to the third round of the Aegon Classic on Tuesday with a 7-5, 2-6, 7-5 victory over Serbia's Vesna Dolonc.
A year ago, Serena Williams played the most disappointing major of her career -- one that she's hell bent on avenging.
Lighting was not going to strike twice in the same spot as Serena Williams made sure she proved her early 2012 exit was a fluke, Howard Bryant writes.
Serena Williams won her opening match at the French Open, while sister Venus lost in the first round for the first time since 2001.
Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal could face top-seeded Novak Djokovic in the French Open semifinals a year after they met to decide the title.
Third-seeded Alize Cornet and Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard won in straight sets Thursday to reach the semifinals of the Strasbourg International.
Seeded players Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan and Monica Niculescu of Romania were beaten Wednesday in the second round of the Strasbourg International.
Serena Williams only had three days to make the transition from hard courts to clay, and it showed a few times as she won her opening match at the Family Circle Cup.
Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova eased into the third round of the Qatar Open on Tuesday, dominating their opponents with straight-set victories.