Jelena Ostapenko is the latest woman with a Grand Slam title or high ranking to withdraw from the tournament that begins next week amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Qatar Open: Garbine Muguruza sets up quarter-finals against Ash Barty; Karolina Pliskova loses to rising star Ons Jabeur
Former No 1 Garbiñe Muguruza beat Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska 6-2, 6-4 Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the Qatar Open.
Mary Pierce interview: Pressures of fame difficult to handle for younger players like Naomi Osaka, says former Roland Garros champion
Former Roland Garros and Australian Open champion Mary Pierce touched base on wide range of topics such as level of women's tennis today, the unpredictability, rise of Coco Gauff and return of Kim Clijsters.
Fed Cup 2020: US beat Latvia 3-2 to advance to final; Anastasija Sevastova hands Serena Williams maiden defeat
Williams had been unbeaten in singles, dating to her Fed Cup debut in 1999, including a straight-sets win over Ostapenko on Friday night that had two tiebreakers.
Fed Cup 2020: Serena Williams, Sofia Kenin overcome Jelena Ostapenko, Anastasija Sevastova to give US 2-0 lead over Latvia
Serena Williams defeated Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets to give the United States a 2-0 lead over Latvia in their Fed Cup match.
Australian Open 2020: Sofia Kenin turns adversity into glory as she scripts memorable final win over Garbine Muguruza
You don’t win a Grand Slam without having the ability to look danger in the eye and knock it out of the park. And as Sofia Kenin showed in that memorable 2-2 game in the deciding set, she has that ability in spades.
Australian Open 2020: Leander Paes bids final goodbye to tournament after defeat in mixed doubles second round
Leander Paes' last Australian Open outing came to and end after he and partner Jelena Ostapenko were knocked out of the mixed doubles competition, going down in straight sets to Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Australian Open 2020: Leander Paes, Jelena Ostapenko reach mixed doubles second round with hard fought win
Paes and Ostapenko, the 2017 French Open champion, erased a one-set deficit to edge out local wild cards entrants Storm Sanders and Marc Polmans 6-7(4), 6-3, 10-6 in the opening round which lasted one hour and 27 minutes.
Sania Mirza interview: 'I proved that I wasn’t too rusty,' Indian ace optimistic despite retiring from Australian Open through injury
The pair of Mirza and Kichenok were never really in the game as the Indian struggled with her injury right from the beginning of the match
Australian Open 2020: Sania Mirza retires mid-way into women's doubles first round clash due to calf injury
Sania Mirza's first Grand Slam outing after maternity leave ended with an early exit as the Indian ace retired mid-way into her women's doubles first-round match due to a calf injury
ASB Classic 2020: Jelena Ostapenko pulls out due to personal reasons; Svetlana Kuznetsova to also miss tournament
Russian Kuznetsova, 34, was set to face Serena Williams at the event, a traditional warmup for the Australian Open, but pulled out due to a viral illness, while 22-year-old Ostapenko withdrew for personal reasons.
Auckland Classic organisers suffered a major setback to their tournament lineup on Tuesday with US Open champion Bianca Andreescu withdrawing due to 'knee issues'.
Andy Murray, who has won three Grand Slam titles and spent 41 weeks at number one from November 2016 to August 2017, saw his ranking slip as low as 839 in July 2018 following hip injury.
Coco Gauff hailed Roger Federer for his words of wisdom as the 15-year-old US prodigy on Sunday became the youngest champion on the WTA Tour since 2004.
Linz Open 2019: Coco Gauff defeats Jelena Ostapenko in final to become youngest champion in a WTA event
Teenage prodigy Coco Gauff won her first WTA title on Sunday following a 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 win over Jelena Ostapenko in the final in Linz that saw her hold her first trophy aloft aged 15.
China Open: Jelena Ostapenko stuns World No 2 Karolina Pliskova in first round, sets up second round clash with Katerina Siniakova
Ostapenko has suffered a dramatic loss of form since her French Open heroics and now languishes 74th in the world.
US Open 2019: Kristie Ahn continues fairy-tale run by beating Jelena Ostapenko to reach fourth round
Kristie Ahn, winless in three Grand Slam matches entering the US Open, was in tears after ousting her second Slam winner of the week to reach the fourth round.
Rogers Cup: Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka set up rematch of 2018 US Open final; Karolina Pliskova cruises into quarter-finals
Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka booked a rematch of last year's US Open final in the Rogers Cup quarter-finals after straight-set triumphs.
Wimbledon 2019 wrap: 'Big Three' continue to be unstoppable, Serena Williams continues to stutter and plenty of first-timers
Repeat winner in Novak Djokovic, women's winner in Simona Halep, another defeat for Serena Williams, heartbreaking loss for Roger Federer. Wimbledon 2019 witnessed some firsts and few repeats.
Wimbledon 2019: Barbara Strycova caps off great tournament with women's doubles title partnering Tiawan's Hsieh Su-wei
Barbara Strycova won her maiden Grand Slam title and also became the World No 1 in doubles rankings when she won the women's doubles with Hsieh Su-wei