Author: Michael Stafford-Jones
Sports Journalist. I started writing about tennis in 2015 and have covered the WTA tour extensively ever since. I have been to Wimbledon, Birmingham and Eastbourne as accredited press.
Elina Svitolina thrashed Simona Halep 6-0 6-4 to win the Italian Open for the second successive year and remain World No.4.
Caroline Wozniacki came through a tough test as she beat Anastasija Sevastova 6-2 5-7 6-3 to set up a quarter-final with Anett Kontaveit.
Maria Sharapova fought back from a set down to beat Dominika Cibulkova 3-6 6-4 6-2 and book a third round meeting with Daria Gavrilova.
Maria Sharapova maintained the form she found in Madrid with an encouraging three-set win over talented Australian Ashleigh Barty.
Stefanos Tsitsipas fought back from a set down to beat Kevin Anderson in Estoril and continue his great run of form on clay in 2018.
Karolina Pliskova won 36 of 41 points on serve as she eased to victory over Anett Kontaveit in the semi-finals in Stuttgart.
Coco Vandeweghe performed superbly to dispatch Caroline Garcia 6-4 6-2 in Stuttgart and reach a final on clay for the first time.
Angelique Kerber thrashed Petra Kvitova 6-3 6-2, while Simona Halep fought back from a set down to beat Magdalena Rybarikova 4-6 6-2 6-3.
Maria Sharapova lost her fourth straight match as Caroline Garcia fought back to beat the Russian 3-6 7-6(6) 6-4 in Stuttgart.
Naomi Osaka beat Watson 6-2 6-3, then Johanna Konta levelled for Great Britain in the Fed Cup Play-Off with a 6-4 6-2 win over Nara.
Alexander Zverev came from a set down to beat Gilles Muller in Monte Carlo, while David Goffin won a tight clash with Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Kyle Edmund was defeated 6-2 6-2 by Pablo Andujar in the Marrakech final. The Brit will move up to a career-high world ranking of 23.
In a recent interview, Conchita Martinez said Garbine Muguruza is a 'great player' who can achieve 'many good things in the future'.
Kiki Bertens claimed her first WTA Premier title after thrashing Julia Goerges 6-2 6-1 in the final of the Volvo Car Open in Charleston.
Julia Goerges beat Anastasija Sevastova 7-6 6-3 in a closely-fought match to make it to her fifth WTA Premier final in Charleston.
Kiki Bertens beat Madison Keys 6-4 6-7 7-6 in a thrilling semi-final in Charleston to book a place in her first WTA Premier final.