Third-seeded Alize Cornet and Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard won in straight sets Thursday to reach the semifinals of the Strasbourg International.
Victoria Azarenka lost her temper, broke her racket and argued with the chair umpire in an exit Wednesday from the Madrid Open, where she's been runner-up the last two years.
Maria Sharapova swept the first 10 points Thursday, then hardly let up from there. If she can keep it going for one more round, she'll finally have that elusive Sony Open title.
The grunts were long and loud in the final game, as if Maria Sharapova was pushing a couch across nearby Crandon Beach.
Monica Niculescu of Romania defeated Olga Puchkova of Russia 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in the final of the Brazil Tennis Cup to win her first WTA title on Saturday.
Juan Martin del Potro beat Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-4 Tuesday to reach the second round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament.
Vera Zvonareva has withdrawn from the Australian Open in January with a right shoulder injury.
Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro and qualifier Grega Zemlja advanced to the final of the Erste Bank Open on Saturday.
Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic beat teenage qualifier Annika Beck of Germany 6-1, 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Luxembourg Open.
Former finalists Viktor Troicki of Serbia and Finland's Jarkko Nieminen each won first-round matches Tuesday at the Thailand Open.
Two-time Grand Slam runner-up Vera Zvonareva has withdrawn from next week's U.S. Open because of a viral illness.
French Open runner-up Sara Errani beat Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania 6-4, 6-1 on Saturday to reach the Italiacom Open final and a chance for her fourth title of the year.
Top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain ousted countryman Tommy Robredo 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 Friday to reach the semifinals of the Swedish Open.
Top-seeded Sara Errani needed little more than an hour to defeat 108th-ranked Patricia Mayr-Achleitner of Austria 6-3, 6-2 Wednesday and reach the Italiacom Open quarterfinals.
Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania beat Slovenia's Polona Hercog, last year's runner-up, with a 6-1, 7-6 (8) victory Monday in the first round of the Italiacom Open.
Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan became the first player in a Grand Slam tournament to win every point of a set on her way to beating French Open runner-up Sara Errani 6-0, 6-4 Saturday in the third round of Wimbledon.