Vera Zvonareva lost to China's Peng Shuai in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday -- and found a reason to be optimistic.
Top-seeded Li Na advanced to the second round of the Shenzhen Open by beating Vera Zvonareva of Russia 7-5, 6-3 on Tuesday.
Second-seeded Sara Errani and third-seeded Klara Zakopalova advanced to the second round of the Shenzhen Open on Monday.
Vera Zvonareva has withdrawn from the Australian Open in January with a right shoulder injury.
Two-time Grand Slam runner-up Vera Zvonareva has withdrawn from next week's U.S. Open because of a viral illness.
Venus Williams squandered a lead in each set Wednesday and lost her third-round match at the Olympics to No. 7-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5).
Maria Sharapova struggled with her serve, but rallied Friday to beat Hsieh Su-wei at Wimbledon
Serena Williams did much better than big sister Venus at Wimbledon, defeating Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova 6-2, 6-4 Tuesday in the first round.
Two-time Grand Slam finalist Vera Zvonareva of Russia withdrew from the French Open shortly before her first-round match Monday, citing an injured right shoulder.
Venus Williams held off a late surge by Simona Halep to win 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (6) in the first round of the Madrid Open on Saturday.
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova used her powerful serve and forehand to clinch victory for Czech Republic over Italy in the Fed Cup semifinals Sunday.
With her eye on the Olympics, Serena Williams is joining the United States for a Fed Cup playoff against Ukraine.
Serena Williams has plenty to keep her busy. There's college classes, a relaunch of her clothing line and a possible move to Paris.
Reigning U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur put the latest matchup in the Williams sisters' sibling rivalry on hold by rallying past Venus Williams at the Family Circle Cup.
Serena Williams won 10 of the last 12 games to defeat Marina Erakovic 6-2, 6-2 and move into the quarterfinals at the Family Circle Cup on Thursday.
Venus Williams is hoping for even more success in her second tournament after a long layoff.