Serena Williams thrashed Simona Halep to reach the final of the Italian Open in Rome, where she will face Victoria Azarenka.
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.
WTA rankings on Monday (last week's positions in brackets):
Serena Williams' tactic of staying in her hotel room and being "boring" appears to be paying off as she won again in Madrid.
Serena Williams was 'bagelled' for the first time in five years in her Madrid Open quarter-final - but won through anyway.
A laid-back Serena Williams breezed into the Madrid Open quarter-finals when she barely broke sweat in a 6-3 6-1 destruction of Maria Kirilenko.
The latest WTA rankings, with Maria Kirilenko up to 12th.
Second seed Maria Sharapova began her title bid in Madrid with a straight-sets win over Alexandra Dulgheru.
Edgbaston Priory Club has renamed its Centre Court in honour of 1969 Wimbledon champion Ann Jones.
The latest WTA rankings, with Ana Ivanovic moving up one place.
Czech Republic's hopes of a third consecutive Fed Cup title are receding fast as Italy surged 2-0 ahead in their semi-final.
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