MELBOURNE Factbox on Germany's Angelique Kerber, who will bid for her first grand slam title against Serena Williams at the Australian Open on Saturday:
Twice Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka breezed past Russian Elena Vesnina 6-2 6-0 in the Brisbane International on Monday to set up a second-round showdown against top seed Simona Halep.
HONG KONG Jelena Jankovic made it a Serbian win double in Asia on Sunday as she fought back from a set down to beat Germany's Angelique Kerber to take the Hong Kong Open title.
HONG KONG Serbia's Jelena Jankovic all but ended Venus Williams' slim hopes of qualifying for the end-of-season WTA Finals by winning the battle of former world number ones in the Hong Kong Open semi-finals on Saturday.
MUMBAI The franchise-based Champions Tennis League, which will begin its second season next month, will help end India's search for quality singles players, its promoter and former Davis Cupper Vijay Amritraj said.
Serbia's Jelena Jankovic captured her first WTA final since 2013 when she beat Denisa Allertova of the Czech Republic in the final of the Guangzhou International on Saturday.
Serbia's former world number one Jelena Jankovic ignored the distraction of an arm injury before beating Belgium's Yanina Wickmayer on Friday and booking a place in the final of the Guangzhou International.
Czech Denisa Allertova stunned world number two Simona Halep 6-4 6-3 in the quarter-finals of the Guangzhou International Women's Open on Thursday.
NEW YORK World number ones Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic launched their U.S. Open title bids in ruthless style on Monday, while Kei Nishikori's hopes of making another magical run to the final came to a shuddering halt.