Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin, defending champion Belinda Bencic and third seed Elina Svitolina made swift exits at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after they all fell in the first round on Tuesday.
Australian Open 2020: Garbine Muguruza continues to impress with newfound mental fortitude in scratchy win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Muguruza has shown more mental strength this week than she has in the last two years combined, which is not something that anyone would have expected at the start of the tournament.
Australian Open 2020: Garbine Muguruza sets up semi-final clash with Simona Halep after beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Fourth seed Simona Halep took just 53 minutes to thrash Estonian Anett Kontaveit 6-1 6-1 and storm into the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Wednesday.
Australian Open 2020: Garbine Muguruza, Simona Halep power into last-eight, Anett Kontaveit made to work
Garbine Muguruza’s participation at the Australian Open had been in doubt due to illness but Monday’s demolition of Kiki Bertens to reach the quarter-finals proved she is not only nearing full health but could also be a genuine title contender.
Australian Open 2020: Karolina Pliskova, Belinda Bencic join exit queue, Simona Halep, Angelique Kerber avoid chaos
Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova and No. 6 Belinda Bencic went the same way as Serena Williams and defending champion Naomi Osaka by exiting the Australian Open in a chaotic third round.
Adelaide International: World No 1 Ashleigh Barty wins first-round match in three sets against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Rodionova ranked world number 201, sprung the upset of the day by tipping former US Open champion Sloane Stephens out of the tournament 6-2, 6-2 on centre court.
Brisbane International: Naomi Osaka battles through Maria Sakkari's attempted comeback to win opening match
Naomi Osaka defeated Greece's Maria Sakkari 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-3 on Tuesday to set up a second-round match with American Sofia Kenin.
Belinda Bencic books last WTA Finals in Shenzhen slot; to face Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova for the Kremlin Cup title
Belinda Bencic needed to reach the final and outperform Kiki Bertens, who lost to Kristina Mladenovic in the quarter-finals, to secure her berth in the singles at Shenzhen.
Pan Pacific Open 2019: Naomi Osaka wins maiden tournament in city of birth, first title since Australian Open in January
The victory avenged Osaka's defeat to Pavlyuchenkova in their only prior encounter, when the Russian beat the top seed en route to the 2017 Hong Kong Open title
Pan Pacific Open 2019: Top seed Naomi Osaka beats Elise Mertens in straight sets to advance to finals
Osaka will now face the unseeded Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the final on Sunday
Pan Pacific Open: Unseeded Italian Camila Giorgi stuns Sloane Stephens; Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova through to quarter-finals
The unseeded Italian Giorgi, who reached the semi-finals last year, beat the 2017 US Open champion to set up a quarter-final match against Belgian Elise Mertens
Pan Pacific Open 2019: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova through to second round, Elise Mertens beats Whitney Osuigwe
Pavlyuchenkova, who lost the 2017 final to Caroline Wozniacki, went on a roll early in the second set to win 11 of the first 12 points and took a 4-0 lead before dropping serve
St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy: Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova eliminated by Donna Vekic; Aryna Sabalenka into semi-finals
Kvitova, the defending St. Petersburg champion who lost to Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open final, was playing in her 14th match in 24 days
Australian Open 2019: Amelie Mauresmo leads rare breed of female coaches making an impact in Melbourne
While Conchita Martinez and Rennae Stubbs have been instrumental in Karolina Pliskova's best run in Melbourne, Amelie Mauresmo has helped Lucas Pouille harness that talent and reach his first ever major semis.
Australian Open 2019: Unheralded Danielle Collins battles from a set down against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to enter semis
Unheralded Danielle Collins battled from a set behind to down Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Tuesday and take her dream debut at the Australian Open into the semi-finals
Australian Open 2019: Kiki Bertens crashes out of event after squandering a one set lead against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Ninth seed Kiki Bertens crashed out of the Australian Open Wednesday after squandering a one set lead in her second-round match against Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Shenzhen Open: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beats Ana Bogdan in 53 minute blitz, Maria Sharapova prepares for return to tennis
The world number 42 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will next face either Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu, or a qualifier who has yet to be determined.
Wuhan Open: Australia's Ashleigh Barty holds off determined Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to reach semi-finals
Ashleigh Barty continued her impressive run, beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to reach the semi-finals of the Wuhan Open, just a day after she beat German Wimbledon winner Angelique Kerber.
World No 1 Simona Halep crushed seven time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams in straight sets on Thursday at the WTA Montreal event just hours after a delivering a marathon three-hour victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Canadian Open: Maria Sharapova trounces Russian compatriot Daria Kasatkina; Angelique Kerber suffers defeat
Maria Sharapova fired 25 winners past hapless Russian compatriot Daria Kasatkina in a 6-0, 6-2 victory at the rain-hit Montreal WTA event on Wednesday