Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams was in vintage form Thursday, cantering past Lauren Davis in straight sets at the Australian Open and saying her vast experience was paying dividends.
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.
World number four Victoria Azarenka on Wednesday withdrew from next week`s ATP Masters and WTA tournament in Miami, where she has lifted the trophy twice.
Unseeded American Lauren Davis secured the first big upset of the BNP Paribas Open when she ousted third seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the second round in Indian Wells on Friday.
Sania Mirza and her partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands progressed to the third round of the women`s doubles event with a three-set win over American pair of Lauren Davis and Megan Moulton-Levy here.
An ankle injury forced two-time champion Victoria Azarenka to withdraw from the Sony Open on Friday, and Lauren Davis quickly went from lucky loser to lucky winner.
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