Wild card entrants Jarmila Gajdosova and Matthew Ebden combined to win the Australian Open mixed doubles title with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Lucie Hradecka and Frantisek Cermak on Sunday.
Eighth-seeded Sloane Stephens advanced to the Hobart International semifinals Thursday with a 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 win over fellow American and qualifier Lauren Davis.
Australian wild card and former champion Jarmila Gajdosova beat Olga Govortsova of Belarus 6-3, 6-1 to advance to the Hobart International quarterfinals Wednesday.
Serena Williams joked that since the calendar still read 2012, she needed to maintain this year's dominant form.
Urszula Radwanska of Poland and two other seeded players advanced to the second round of the Tashkent Open on Monday.
Canada's Aleksandra Wozniak beat fifth-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-0, 7-6 (2) on Sunday in the first round of the Texas Open.
U.S. Olympian Christina McHale saved a set point, then used a late service break to pull out a 7-6 (5), 7-5 win over Jarmila Gajdosova in the first-round of the Mercury Insurance Open on Tuesday.
Coco Vandeweghe turned a second chance into a second-round match at the Bank of the West Classic on Monday.
Ninth-seeded John Isner overcame a slow start to beat Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 2-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2 to advance at the Italian Open on Monday.
Venus Williams won in her first singles match since August, dispatching Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-0, 6-3 at the Sony Ericsson Open on Wednesday.
Kim Clijsters showed no signs of movement issues in defeating Jarmila Gajdosova, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0, at the Crandon Park Tennis Center.
Two young American women stepped into the BNP Paribas Open spotlight Friday at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
Keep the ball in the court. It sounds like the simplest approach possible to the game of tennis. But when the wind is swirling and gusting as it has been this week at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden there's nothing simple about it.
Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska completed two wins on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the rain-delayed Malaysian Open.
Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan defeated eighth-seeded Anne Keothavong of Britain 6-4, 7-5 Tuesday to gain the Malaysian Open's second round.
Seeded players Sabine Lisicki and Daniela Hantuchova lost in the opening round of the Qatar Open on Tuesday after holding one-set leads.