Serena Williams stretched her lead over Maria Sharapova at the top of the WTA rankings after her victory in the Italian Open.
Maria Sharapova withdrew from her Italian Open quarter-final with Italy's Sara Errani because of "physical problems".
Serena Williams tied her longest career winning streak with a 6-0 6-1 Rome Masters rout of Dominika Cibulkova.
Maria Sharapova eased into the third round of the Italian Open with a 6-2 6-2 win over Garbine Muguruza Blanco.
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):
The player field has been announced for the Aegon Classic, staged on grass courts in Birmingham from June 9-16.
The latest WTA rankings, with Maria Kirilenko up to 12th.
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.
World number one Serena Williams recovered from a set down to beat Jelena Jankovic and retain her title at WTA Charleston.
Serena Williams thrashed her sister Venus 6-1 6-2 in under an hour in their semi-final at WTA Charleston.
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