Maria Sharapova aims to return to the No. 1 spot in the rankings after a solid season in 2012.
Former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone and Flavia Pennetta will again lead Italy's bid to regain the Fed Cup title.
Francesca Schiavone defeated both Venus and Serena Williams in singles on Saturday before they rallied to win the doubles in an exhibition in Milan.
The Williams sisters want to defend their Olympic doubles title in London next summer.
Venus Williams will make her comeback in an exhibition match against her sister Serena in Colombia on Wednesday, two months after pulling out of the U.S. Open because of an immune system disease.
Serena and Venus Williams will face Italians Francesca Schiavone and Flavia Pennetta in an exhibition tournament in Milan on Dec. 3.
Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona has sent a signed shirt to Italian tennis player Potito Starace as an apology for heckling him during a match in Argentina last month.
Alessio Di Mauro is under investigation for betting on other players' matches, the Italian Tennis Federation said.
Fifth-seeded Robin Soderling of Sweden edged Radek Stepanek 6-3, 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5) Sunday to win the Milan Indoors for his second career ATP Tour title.
Fifth-seeded Robin Soderling of Sweden rallied to beat eighth-seeded Max Mirnyi of Belarus 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 to set up a final against Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic at the Milan Indoors.
Second seed Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia overcame a slow start Friday to advance to the semifinals of the $421,000 Milan Indoors tournament.
Top seed Andrei Pavel of Romania and third seed Mario Ancic of Croatia were upset Thursday in the second round of the $421,000 Milan Indoors tennis tournament.
After accepting a wild-card entry, top seed Andrei Pavel of Romania barely avoided an early exit Wednesday at the $421,000 Milan Indoors tennis tournament, needing three tiebreakers to defeat France's Gregory Carraz, 7-6 (0), 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3).
No. 3 seed Mario Ancic of Croatia, seeking his first title on the ATP Tour, advanced to the second round of the $421,000 Milan Indoors tennis tournament Tuesday.
Wild-card entry Gael Monfils beat fellow Frenchman Julien Benneteau in straight sets Monday to open the Milan Indoors tournament.
Anthony Dupuis beat Mario Ancic of Croatia 6-4, 6-7 (12), 7-6 (5) in the Milan Indoors on Sunday to win his first career ATP title.