Maria Sharapova recovered her serve to beat Kaia Kanepi and advance to the Brisbane International semifinals.
Despite her win, seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams found it hard to dominate Andrea Hlavackova at the Auckland Classic.
Due to radar guns, which measure service speeds, not being deployed, Venus Williams won't be able to better her fastest serve world record.
Second seed Maria Sharapova has sent Venus Williams crashing out of the Australian Open in a crushing straight sets defeat in the third round.
Venus Williams gave her comeback hopes a boost with a win at the Hopman Cup in Perth on Sunday.
Former number one Kim Clijsters has ended her career with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Venus Williams in a ceremonial farewell match.
On a visit to SA, Serena and Venus Williams emphasised their desire to inspire youngsters --- and took part in a tennis clinic in Soweto.
True to form, world number three Serena Williams defeated her older sister, Venus, by two sets to love in an exhibition tennis match in Johannesburg.
Venus and Serena Williams have arrived in South Africa to raise funds and awareness around the inaugural Breaking the Mould initiative.
Andy Roddick has proven that even though his 30th birthday approaches and his body has succumbed to injury after injury, his serve is still deadly.
Five-time champion Venus Williams has suffered her worst Wimbledon defeat in 15 years, slumping to a first-round exit at the hands of Elena Vesnina.
Venus Williams and Kim Clijsters made triumphant returns after long layoffs with convincing wins at the WTA and ATP Miami hardcourt tournament.
Five-time champion Roger Federer reached the second round of the US Open on Monday, beating Colombian Santiago Giraldo 6-4, 6-3, 6-2.
Is it a full stop or a semi colon in Venus and Serena's monologue?
The Williams sisters vowed to return stronger after they were knocked out of Wimbledon, while Caroline Wozniacki says she should still be number one.
Roger Federer insists he hasn't been fretting about when or -- perhaps more to the point -- if he will win a 17th Grand Slam championship.
Venus Williams said she would not let anything get in her way when she faces Tsvetana Pironkova, who dumped her out of Wimbledon last year.
Rain delayed most matches but Venus Williams had a gruelling match against Kimiko Date-Krumm, while Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray comfortably won.
Rafael Nadal will continue to defend his Wimbledon title with a match against Ryan Sweeting, one of a number of Americans hoping to seize fame.
Rafael Nadal has made an ardent start to his bid for a third Wimbledon title, while five-time winner Venus Williams has been back to her old routine.