Flavia Pennetta beat Carla Suarez Navarro 6-4, 6-2 to set up a championship clash with Andrea Petkovic, who saw off Garbine Muguruza 6-1, 6-4, in the final of the WTA Tournament Of Champions on Saturday.
German fourth seed Andrea Petkovic defeated second-seeded Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova 7-5, 6-3 on Thursday to become the first player to qualify for the semi-finals of the WTA Tournament Of Champions.
Romanian world number two Simona Halep`s stuttering form continued as she became the latest seed to be dumped out of the inaugural Wuhan Open on Tuesday after an aggressive display by Garbine Muguruza.
Maintaining her rich vein of form in the current season, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black on Saturday bagged the women's doubles title at the WTA Toray Pacific Open with a 6-2 7-5 victory over Spain's Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro.
Fourth seed Maria Sharapova rallied for a 4-6 6-3 6-1 second-round win over Spain`s Garbine Muguruza while Serena Williams destroyed former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur as order and power was restored to the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Wednesday.
There was no Serena Williams standing in her way but despite the absence of her American nemesis, Maria Sharapova came dangerously close to missing out on a semi-final date at the French Open with a younger version of herself.
Defending champion and world No.1 Serena Williams suffered a crushing 6-2 6-2 defeat by Spain`s Garbine Muguruza in the second round of the French Open on Wednesday to follow her elder sister Venus out of the second grand slam of the year.
The sunshine girl of tennis, Caroline Wozniacki`s love-hate story with the sport continues. The Dane, who loves to flaunt her affairs with golf sensation, Rory McIlroy, once again failed in the Majors. The season opening Slam in Melbourne thus witnessed, once again, a possible blot the 23-year-old`s otherwise impressive career.