Samantha Stosur continued riding on her winning streak after winning the title in Prague as she now progresses to the fourth round of the French Open after beating Bethanie Mattek-Sands in straight sets.
The United States will play host in
their Fed Cup semifinal tie which is due to take place on clay at the
Saddlebrook Resort in the city of Tampa, the southern state of Florida, where they
go up against Czech Republic, who are the three-time defending champions.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was given a huge shock in the third round of the Miami Open as Bethanie Mattek-Sands continued her amazing run by triumphing in three sets, progressing into the fourth round for the first time in her career.
Second seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova clinched their second Australian Open title as a pair after they defeated 12th seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Peng Shuai in the final, despite a spirited performance from them.
The big favourites for the title, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova, managed to overcome their tricky opponents in Timea Babos and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals.