Venus Williams opened her 2021 season with a 6-1, 6-3 thrashing of Arantxa Rus on Sunday, while former top 10 players Jelena Ostapenko and Caroline Garcia also scored wins
US Open: World number one Novak Djokovic dropped the first against Britain's Kyle Edmund but rallied to progress 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.
Fed Cup: France's Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia beat Australia's Ashleigh Barty and Samantha Stosur in the deciding doubles match in straight sets.
Fed Cup Final: Ashleigh Barty kept her cool in the searing heat to embarrass a stunned Caroline Garcia in a rare double bagel.
Former Roland Garros doubles champions Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic beat Simona Halep and Monica Niculescu to secure a final date against Australia.
The top-seeded Halep hammered 19 winners and won 77 percent of points on her first serve in the 88-minute contest.
Unseeded Caroline Garcia of France won her second title in as many weeks as she stunned new world number one Simona Halep in the closely fought final of the China Open on Sunday.
With the Fed Cup tie level at 2-2, US Open finalist Karolina Pliskova teamed up with Barbora Strycova to defeat French Open doubles champions Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic 7-5, 7-5 to prolong the Czech Republic's reign
Karolina Pliskova beat Kristina Mladenovic 6-3, 4-6, 16-14 in an epic rubber which lasted 12 minutes short of four hours as the Czechs, chasing a fifth title in six years, got off to a sensational start.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova defeated top seeds Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic in three sets to win the 2016 US Open women's doubles title
Seventh seeds Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova defeated American-Japanese pair of Nicole Gibbs and Nao Hibino 6-4, 7-5 to enter the quarter-finals of US Open.
If the temporary ban is upheld Caroline Garcia, the French number one, and Kristina Mladenovic, the number two, will miss the final of the Fed Cup against the Czech Republic in November
Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic became the first French duo to win the French Open after 46 years as they defeated Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina to clinch the women's doubles title.
Despite playing well in patches, the top seeded Indo-Swiss pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis struggled to find their rhythm as their French opponents claimed a 6-4, 6-4 win.
Italy's Sara Errani had to fight it out against Madison Brengle 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 to set up semi-final clash against Caroline Garcia.
Caroline Garcia, who had sent Venus Williams crashing out in the first round, took the second and third sets at the tie-break in her two hour and 42 minute duel with Agnieszka Radwanska.
Caroline Garcia took the first set 6-4, only to suffer a 6-4 reverse in the second before clinching victory in more than two-and-a-half hours, in a tie-break which finished 8/6 against seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams.
Maria Sharapova had not played since a shoulder injury forced her off the tour in August, but she made up for lost time when she beat Garcia 6-3, 6-0 in just 64 minutes on Pat Rafter Arena.