Yarra Valley Classic: Venus Williams eases past Arantxa Rus in return to action, Jelena Ostapenka, Caroline Garcia win
Williams, 40, showed few signs of having spent 14 days in quarantine in her first-round romp at the Yarra Valley Classic, grinding down her Dutch opponent in 65 minutes — an amazing 27 years after making her professional debut.
Monterrey Open: Top seed Elina Svitolina sets up final against Marie Bouzkova with Arantxa Rus rout in semi-final
Ukrainian Svitolina, who has not dropped a set in her four matches, will try to keep her record intact when she meets Czech ninth seed Marie Bouzkova in Sunday’s decider.
While five of the top eight seeds have already tumbled out, Serena Williams has stomped past Arantxa Rus and qualifier Viktoriya Tomova with a minimum of fuss.
Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams' rivals speak out in support of her being seeded despite being ranked at 183
Serena William's rivals have spoken out in favour of her being seeded at Wimbledon, with the likes of Naomi Osaka, Petra Kvitova and Johanna Konta saying they were fine with Wimbledon's decision.
French Open 2018: Elina Svitolina sweeps past Ajla Tomljanovic after shaky start; Grigor Dimitrov enters 2nd round
Elina Svitolina overcame a slow start to power past Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic 7-5, 6-3 while Grigor Dimitrov did not let a last-minute switch in opponent throw him off his stride.
Mexican Open: Top-seed Sloane Stephens downs Arantxa Rus; Dominic Thiem beats Denis Shapovalov to enter quarters
Stephens won the US Open last year for her first Grand Slam title and took the Acapulco hardcourt event in 2016.
Fed Cup: Venus Williams, CoCo Vandeweghe put USA 2-0 up against Netherlands; Czech Republic lead Switzerland
Seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams needed an hour and 19 minutes to brush aside her 124th-ranked Dutch opponent Arantxa Rus 6-1, 6-4.
Fed Cup: Serena Williams ready for much-awaited comeback against the Netherlands, says US captain Kathy Rinaldi
Williams has not played a WTA tournament since she won the Australian Open title last year and skipped this year's opening grand slam due to concerns about her fitness four months after giving birth to her first child.
Vince Spadea of the U.S. went 0-21 from 1999 to 2000, the longest skid on the men's tour, according to the ATP.