Karolina Pliskova's third Brisbane International title in four years and her 16th on the WTA tour, stamps her as one of the favourites for the Australian Open.
Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese woman in 22 years to reach the semi-finals of a Grand Slam on Wednesday when she defeated Lesia Tsurenko 6-1, 6-1 in the last-eight.
Simona Halep reached her third French Open final where she will face US Open winner Sloane Stephens for the title.
French Open: Sloane Stephens produced a clinical performance to down Daria Kasatkina, the conqueror of world number two Caroline Wozniacki.
American 13th seed Madison Keys reached the French Open quarter-finals for the first time on Sunday with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Romania's Mihaela Buzarnescu.
Former world number 1 and 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams made her first public comments since giving birth to a daughter one week ago
Venus Williams, a seven-time major champion, was seeking her first grand slam title since 2008
Both Juan Martin del Potro and Madison Keys will miss tennis's first Grand Slam of the year - Australian Open - which starts on January 16.
Serena Williams victory over Madison Keys gave her a fourth Rome Masters title and it comes exactly a week before the French Open begins
Serena Williams beat Irina-Camelia Begu while Madison Keys stunned third-seed Garbine Muguruza to enter the Italian Open final
Ana Ivanovic was playing her third round match against American Madison Keys, when coach Nigel Sears received medical treatment at Rod Laver arena.
Moments after Raymond and Madison Keys lost, 2-6, 4-6, to Laura Robson and Kirsten Flipkens on Thursday in the first round of the women's doubles tournament at the U.S. Open, Raymond said she was done playing tennis. Her career on the court was over - or so she thought - and her career as an assistant coach with Keys' team was about to begin in earnest.
From Lucie Safarova and Madison Keys to Kevin Anderson and Vicktor Troicki, here are six underdogs to watch out for at Wimbledon.
Maria Sharapova has played strong tennis to reach the Australian Open semis but now faces Serena Williams - an opponent defined by her ruthless brand of tennis.
World number 1 Serena Williams and her arch-rival Maria Sharapova have bounced back from rather rickety starts to register strong performances in Australian Open. They now may face off against each other in the final.
Madison Keys knocked out fellow American Venus Williams from Australian Open. In the process, she earned the respect of Venus and her sister Serena Williams.
American teenager Madison Keys overcame a thigh injury to beat 18th seeded Venus Williams 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.