Laura Robson could not add Serena Williams to her list of recent scalps, the American seeing off the Brit 6-2 6-2 in Rome.
Round-up: Fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska was knocked out of the Rome International second round by qualifier Simona Halep.
Britain’s Laura Robson secured her place in the second round of WTA Rome with a 6-3 6-2 victory over Venus Williams.
WTA rankings on Monday (last week's positions in brackets):
Laura Robson missed the chance of reaching the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open after serving for victory over Ana Ivanovic.
British number one Laura Robson has split with coach Zeljko Krajan after nine months.
The latest WTA rankings, with Maria Kirilenko up to 12th.
Laura Robson claimed arguably the biggest scalp of her career with a 6-3 6-1 hammering of Agnieszka Radwanska in the second round at Madrid.
Second seed Maria Sharapova began her title bid in Madrid with a straight-sets win over Alexandra Dulgheru.
Round-up: Serena Williams overcame a lethargic start to her Madrid Open defence to seal a 7-6 6-1 win over Yulia Putintseva.
The latest WTA rankings, with Ana Ivanovic moving up one place.
The latest WTA rankings, with Maria Kirilenko dropping one spot.
The latest WTA rankings, with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova jumping six places into the top 20 after winning the Monterrey Open.
The latest WTA rankings, with Caroline Wozniacki dropping down a place.
WTA rankings on Monday.
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