Victoria Azarenka will face another former world number one Caroline Wozniacki in an intriguing Qatar Open quarter-final after seeing off WTA rising star Elina Svitolina in three sets in Doha on Wednesday.
China`s top ranked player Peng Shuai tumbled out of the Thailand Pattaya Open in a three set loss to Japan`s Misaki Doi, as two-time champion Vera Zvonareva advanced to the third round also at the expense of a Chinese player.
Former women's World No.1 Ana Ivanovic Wednesday cited a broken toe as one of the reasons for her first round exit from the Australian Open tennis tournament, saying it interfered with her preparation.
Making the semi-finals of the Australian Open gave Madison Keys belief she could contend with the best players in the women`s game, but also made the hard-hitting 19-year-old more determined to take an extra step at the grand slams.
For about 20 minutes on Monday, Lucie Hradecka felt that playing on Rod Laver Arena was so overwhelming that she was never going to be able to nail a first serve or return anything that Ana Ivanovic blasted at her.
Continuing her steady progress in the WTA circuit, India's Ankita Raina overwhelmed British teenager Katy Dunne in straight sets in a one-sided final to lift her maiden USD 25,000 ITF singles title at the Deccan Gymkhana here on Saturday.
The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and Perform, a British media company, have signed a record deal worth 535 million dollars for the broadcasting rights to the women's tennis tour in its annual calendar, triggering the single biggest commercial contract in the history of women's sport.