Misty-eyed about the retirements of her fellow tennis stars, Serena Williams finds even more resolve to keep playing long past age 30.
Serbia's Ana Ivanovic savoured an increasingly rare taste of success on Wednesday as the former world number one moved into the Wimbledon second round with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Spain's Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez.
Spaniard Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez beat Kazakhstan's Galina Voskoboeva in the final of the $220,000 Hansol Korea Open on Sunday to win her fifth WTA title.
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez defeated Austrian wild card Patricia Mayr-Archleitner 6-0, 7-5 in the final of the Gastein Ladies on Sunday to win her fourth career title.
Five-time champion Venus Williams cruised into the last 16 at Wimbledon with a straight sets victory over Spain's Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez on Friday.
Former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic has been eliminated in the first round at Wimbledon, losing to Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.
China's Li Na survived a late fightback from Spain's Maria Martinez Sanchez on Monday as the Asian ace moved into the second round of the ATP-WTA Madrid Masters 6-4, 7-6 (8/6).
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki stepped up her bid to win her first Indian Wells title by brushing aside Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez to reach the fourth round on Monday.