The Williams sisters advanced to the third round at the Australian Open, with top-ranked Serena fending off three set points before going on a 10-game roll to beat Vera Zvonareva 7-5, 6-0, and Venus beating fellow American Lauren Davis in straight sets.
Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka continued her comeback from a foot injury with a convincing 6-3, 6-2 win over Sloane Stephens on Tuesday and next will have to play US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki, who beat 18-year-old Taylor Townsend 7-6 (1), 6-2.
She's won two of the last three Australian Open titles, but after an injury-filled year it seems that Victoria Azarenka's career is at a crossroads. It doesn't help matters that a tricky draw awaits in Melbourne.
Juan Martin Del Potro continued his promising return from an 11 months injury layoff by beating top seed Fabio Fognini 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Sydney International.
Juan Martin del Potro continued his promising return from an 11-month injury layoff by beating top-seeded Fabio Fognini 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Sydney International.