Round-up: Top seed Rafa Nadal will open his Indian Wells title defence against Radek Stepanek after the Czech beat Denis Istomin.
As well as the glory, the young woman who strikes gold in the Olympic figure skating is destined to make millions of dollars as sponsors rush to sign her up.
The United States and Russia, including their Soviet days, have one of the longest and most competitive rivalries in international sport.
Hopes that Serena Williams would end a 13-year boycott of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells were dashed on Friday.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova claimed the biggest win of her career as she ousted Sara Errani 3-6 6-2 6-3 to win in Paris.
Top seed Maria Sharapova suffered a surprise defeat to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in her semi-final in Paris, going down 4-6 6-3 6-4.
Round-up: Maria Sharapova cruised into the Paris Open semi-finals, the top seed toppling Kirsten Flipkens 6-2 6-2.
Sara Errani and Kirsten Flipkens advanced to the quarter-finals of the Open GDF Suez in Paris with comfortable victories.
Maria Sharapova thrashed Daniela Hantuchova 6-0, 6-1 to reach the last eight of the WTA event in Paris on Wednesday.
Round-up: Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Zhang Shuai in the first round of the Pattaya Open to bring up her 500th professional win.
Li Na is destined for more grand slams and a place in the Hall of Fame after the Australian Open win, said Chris Evert.
Andy Murray slipped out of the top four while Stan Wawrinka is the new world number three as the new rankings were released.
China's Li Na banished the ghosts of two Australian Open final defeats by overpowering Dominika Cibulkova on Saturday.
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