American Varvara Lepchenko won in her Fed Cup singles debut to lift the United States to a 1-1 tie against Italy on Saturday.
Though no player would admit to looking so far ahead, Novak Djokovic may have been the biggest winner when the U.S. Open bracket was set Thursday.
Serena Williams dominated with her groundstrokes and even hit a left-handed forehand Thursday to beat former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-0, 6-3 in the quarterfinals at the Olympics.
Venus Williams began her bid for a record fourth gold medal in Olympic tennis Monday by beating Sara Errani of Italy, 6-3, 6-1.
Top-seeded Sara Errani cruised past Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-1, 6-3 on Sunday to win the Italiacom Open.