Sabine Lisicki broke Venus Williams' record for fastest recorded serve, but the American is focused on playing smarter -- not bigger, writes Jim Caple.
Paolo Lorenzi of Italy downed two-time former champion Robin Haase 6-2, 6-3 in the first round of the Kitzbuehel Cup on Tuesday.
Fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem defeated Joao Souza of Brazil 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-5 in a rain-soaked first-round match at the Bet-at-Home Cup on Monday.
Elina Svitolina of Ukraine successfully defended her title at the Baku Cup, defeating 2012 champion Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia in the final Sunday 6-1, 7-6 (2).
Another sports power couple's engagement is off.
Estonian qualifier Anett Kontaveit upset top-seeded Alize Cornet of France 7-6 (3), 6-3 Tuesday in the first round of the Swedish Open.
When the rains finally gave way, a mad scramble to finish the matches ensued, writes Greg Garber.
Rory McIlroy has broken off his engagement to tennis player Caroline Wozniacki only days after sending out wedding invitations.
Top-seeded Angelique Kerber broke Marina Erakovic of New Zealand at the start of each set, winning in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2 in her Nuremberg Cup opener on Tuesday.
Carlos Berlocq of Argentina and Martin Klizan of Slovakia won three-setters to reach the second round of the Open de Nice on Tuesday.
Top-ranked Serena Williams breezed into the Madrid Open third round with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Shuai Peng on Wednesday.
Top-seeded Tomas Berdych fought back to beat Leonardo Mayer 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 and reach the semifinals of the Portugal Open on Friday, while second-seeded Milos Raonic lost to Carlos Berlocq 7-5, 6-4.
Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor of Spain won her first WTA singles title by defeating Romina Oprandi of Switzerland 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 Sunday in the Grand Prix SAR final.
Third-seeded Gaels Monfils opened his Nastase Tiriac Trophy account with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Lithuanian qualifier Ricardas Berankis on Thursday.
Fifth-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal beat Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands 6-2, 6-4 on Monday to reach the second round of the Grand Prix Hassan II tournament.
Argentine Federico Delbonis won his first ATP title by defeating Paolo Lorenzi of Italy 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the Brazil Open final on Sunday.