Johanna Konta edged world n.4 Kiki Bertens while Karolina Pliskova scored a straight-set victory against Maria Sakkari
Victoria Azarenka, Johanna Konta, Maria Sakkari and Kristina Mladenovic have made significant strides at the Italian Open.
Johanna Konta advanced to her first semi-final in Rome by beating Vondrousova in three sets, while Pliskova beat Azarenka.
Simona Halep suffered a shock early loss in Rome when she was defeated in three sets by Marketa Vondrousova, while Madison Keys also lost.
Karolina Pliskova cruised to a straight-sets victory over Tomljanovic in Rome, while Bencic produced a stunning comeback to beat Sevastova.
Venus Williams beat Elise Mertens in a marathon three-set match in Rome despite missing out on eight match points.
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.
Karolina Pliskova loses 3-6 6-3 7-5 to Maria Sakkari in a huge upset in the second round of the Italian Open, while Halep thrashes Osaka.
Maria Sharapova maintained the form she found in Madrid with an encouraging three-set win over talented Australian Ashleigh Barty.
Naomi Osaka set up a second-round clash with Simona Halep by obliterating Victoria Azarenka 6-0 6-3 at the Italian Open.
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