Former Roland Garros doubles champions Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic beat Simona Halep and Monica Niculescu to secure a final date against Australia.
Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova suffered a shock defeat in the first round of the Qatar Open on Monday, dumped out in three sets by outsider Monica Niculescu.
Monica Niculescu beat Czech 18th seed Barbora Strycova in US Open and credited Indian doubles partner Sania Mirza for the victory
Sania Mirza and Romanian partner Monica Niculescu beat Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine and Chuang Chia-Jung of Taiwan in the Connecticut Open final
Romania's Monica Niculescu captured the second WTA Tour title of her career, following her win in Florianopolis last year.
Former Wimbledon runner-up Sabine Lisicki had spent almost two-and-a-half sapping hours on court the previous night in getting past Romania's Monica Niculescu in three sets, but was in a big hurry 24 hours later. The German sealed the second-round victory over her American opponent Grace Min in just 40 minutes as the mercury nudged 33 degrees celsius under the Victori...
It was second match in a row where Sania and Huber faced stiff competition from their rivals.
Romania's Monica Niculescu captured her first career singles title with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 win over Olga Puchkova of Russia in the final of the Brazil Cup at Florianopolis on Saturday.
Azarenka powered to a 4-0 lead in the opening set over Niculescu, who is winless in singles tournaments on the WTA Tour.
World number one Caroline Wozniacki cruised into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a straight-sets win over Romania's Monica Niculescu on Friday.
Marin Cilic deployed his powerful serve to ease past fellow Croatian Ivan Ljubicic 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday and reach the final of the China Open.
Romanian qualifier Monica Niculescu fought back from a set down against former champion Maria Kirilenko to reach the semi-finals of the China Open on Friday and keep her dream run alive.
French Open champion Li Na was humiliated in front of home fans on Sunday, crashing out in the first round of the China Open in straight sets to unheralded Romanian qualifier Monica Niculescu.
Monica Niculescu upset 27th-seeded Lucie Safarova in straight sets Friday at the US Open to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time.