Del Potro advances, angry Puchkova defaults in Washington
Agence France-Presse

Del Potro advances, angry Puchkova defaults in Washington

Rain on Wednesday postponed the opening matches for Del Potro and Japanese second seed Kei Nishikori, who had first-round byes, and halted two other men's matches at the $1.76 million hardcourt event.

Sloane Stephens stumbles in Washington opener
Agence France-Presse

Sloane Stephens stumbles in Washington opener

Stephens is already trying to tamp down US Open expectations after beating current world number one Serena Williams on her way to the Australian Open semi-finals, where she lost to then-number one Victoria Azarenka.

Olga Puchkova upsets Venus Williams in Brazil
Associated Press

Olga Puchkova upsets Venus Williams in Brazil

Williams was playing in her first tournament since losing to Maria Sharapova in the third round of the Australian Open in January.

Maria Sharapova cruises into second round of Australian Open
Associated Press

Maria Sharapova cruises into second round of Australian Open

The No. 2-ranked Sharapova, who lost the final to Victoria Azarenka here last year before going on to win the French Open, faced only two break points in the match and she saved both of those in the first game.

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