Australian Open 2021: Sofia Kenin's title defence ends early; Rafael Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas through to third round
Delivering 10 aces, Kanepi powered her way past the No. 4-seeded Kenin, overwhelming the 2020 champion 6-3, 6-2 in just 64 minutes
Barty, playing on Rod Laver Arena in muggy conditions, unexpectedly slumped at 5-2 in the second set, dropping serve twice, and needed to save two set points in the tiebreaker before finally advancing to the third round.
Australian Open 2021: Serena Williams beats Daria Gavrilova at tuneup event; Simona Halep, Kevin Anderson win
The 39-year-old American, a seven-time Australian Open champion, restarted her lengthy quest for a 24th Grand Slam singles title with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Daria Gavrilova on Monday in a tuneup tournament at Melbourne Park.
Ashleigh Barty’s French Open preparations suffered a blow on Tuesday when a right arm injury forced the Australian’s withdrawal from the Strasbourg International.
31-year-old Maria Sharapova has been struggling back to elite fitness since watching from the sidelines during her 15-month doping ban that ended in 2017
St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy: Maria Sharapova beats Daria Gavrilova in straight sets to get off to winning start
The 31-year-old Sharapova prevailed 6-0, 6-4 in one hour 45 minutes to chalk up her third win in four head-to-head meetings with Russian-born Gavrilova
Australian Open 2019: Johanna Konta slams 'dangerous' late match start after second-round loss to Garbine Muguruza
Johanna Konta was eliminated early on Friday after her match started at 12.30 am and ended two hours and 42 minutes later at 3.12 am.
Hong Kong Open: Daria Gavrilova beats unseeded Monica Niculescu in third-set tiebreaker to reach quarter-finals
Despite being on an incredible run of form over the last few weeks, Australian Daria Gavrilova struggled against unseeded opponent Monica Niculescu in the Hong Kong Open.
Wuhan Open: Upsets continue as Monica Puig eliminates Caroline Wozniacki, Angelique Kerber loses to Ashleigh Barty
Olympic champion Monica Puig got the better of Australian open winner Caroline Wozniacki, as Ashley Barteigh of Australia beat Wimbledon winner Angelique Kerber in the Wuhan Open.
Cincinnati Masters: Serena Williams roars back to form with crushing win over Daria Gavrilova; Andy Murray ousted
Serena Williams re-established her customary superiority, hammering Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-2 to reach the second round of the Cincinnati Masters on Monday
Birmingham Classic: Garbine Muguruza bows out of tournament with second-round loss to Barbora Strycova
Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza fell in the second round of the Birmingham grasscourt tournament on Thursday to Barbora Strycova, the 24th ranked Czech.
Fed Cup: Daria Gavrilova wins to send Australia into World Group; Japan win decisive doubles to beat Britain 3-2
Ashleigh Barty and Daria Gavrilova won singles matches Sunday to help give Australia a 4-1 victory over the Netherlands and a spot in the 2019 Fed Cup World Group.
Australian Open champion Wozniacki breezed through the opener in just 25 minutes before World No 82 Puig started the comeback.
Mexican Open: Juan Martin del Potro sets up title clash against Kevin Anderson; reigning champ Lesia Tsurenko into final
Juan Martin del Potro dispatched top seed Alexander Zverev 6-4, 6-2 in the semi-final of the Mexican Open to set up a decider against Kevin Anderson.
Mexican Open: Alexander Zverev beats Ryan Harrison to enter semis; Sloane Stephens, Kristina Mladenovic crash out
Zverev will face former US Open champion del Potro, who fended off a second-set challenge from third-seeded Austrian Dominic Thiem to triumph 6-2, 7-6 (7).
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.
Mexican Open: Nick Kyrgios bemoans lack of action taken against Daria Gavrilova following her temper tantrum
American Coco Vandeweghe, who has also found herself in trouble with tennis authorities, appeared to support Kyrgios with a reply to his tweet.
Mexican Open: Daria Gavrilova, Lesia Tsurenko advance to 2nd round; David Ferrer breezes past Andrey Rublev
Daria Gavrilova and Lesia Tsurenko advanced to the second round of the Mexican Open in Acapulco, after eliminating unseeded Madison Brengle and Lauren Davis, respectively.
Fed Cup: Ashleigh Barty, Casey Dellacqua beat Nadiia and Lyudmyla Kichenok in doubles to help Australia pip Ukraine
Barty was Australia's leading light with her third victory of the weekend after beating both Lyudmyla Kichenok and Marta Kostyuk in her singles matches.
Australian Open 2018: Karolina Pliskova criticises organisers for late-night matches after Simona Halep loss
Pliskova was trampled 6-3, 6-2 by World No 1 Simona Halep in a match that started just before 4:00 pm on Wednesday.