Indian Aces suffered their second successive loss in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League as they went down fighting 20-25 to Manila Mavericks in the last match of the Singapore leg, here on Thursday.
Serena Williams returned to the scene of her WTA Finals win but could not prevent her Singapore Slammers team slumping to a fourth straight defeat in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) on Tuesday.
Top seed Ana Ivanovic breezed into the quarter-finals of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, England with a 6-1 6-1 victory over American Lauren Davis on Thursday but second seed Samantha Stosur was knocked out.
Chinese ace Li Na and her Polish counterpart Agnieszka Radwanska have sailed into the second round of the Madrid Open, sealing their place in the last-32 with their respective victories in the opening round.
It seems British fans this Australian summer will be a disappointed lot. The travelling British fans, under the pseudonym Barmy Army, will continue to endure further heartbreaks and disappointment as the focus now shifts from cricket to tennis.
Wimbledon will have a different ladies champion for the first time in two years, after a series of upsets that shocked fans this year paved way for new stars such as Sabine Lisicki to take charge after reaching the semi-finals.