Garbine Muguruza confirmed that a recurring back injury was to blame for her withdrawal from the Stuttgart Open on Thursday.
Rafael Nadal took a greater deal of satisfaction from his victory over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez on Thursday, having struggled at times against Roberto Carballes Baena in the previous round.
Angelique Kerber and Garbine Muguruza both withdrew early from their second-round matches at the Stuttgart Open on Thursday, disappointing the fans in attendance at the evening session.
Caroline Wozniacki fought back from a set down to defeat Sara Errani and reach the last eight of the Istanbul Cup on Thursday.
Grigor Dimitrov was forced to rescue two match points before eventually overcoming Malek Jaziri, while Rafael Nadal had no such problems at the Barcelona Open on Thursday.
Rafael Nadal's serene progress towards yet another clay-court title continued on Thursday as the world number one breezed past Guillermo Garcia-Lopez at the Barcelona Open.
Simona Halep produced a fine comeback to defeat Magdalena Rybarikova and reach the quarter-finals of the Stuttgart Open, while Angelique Kerber earned a measure of revenge on Petra Kvitova.
Ekaterina Makarova joined the list of seeded casualties at the Istanbul Cup on Wednesday, but Svetlana Kuznetsova survived a test from Viktoriya Tomova to reach the quarter-finals.
Rafael Nadal's chances of winning an 11th Barcelona Open title were markedly improved by the exits of Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori, although Dominic Thiem and Grigor Dimitrov progressed to…
Rafael Nadal overcame the plucky challenge of compatriot Roberto Carballes Baena 6-4 6-4 to progress into the second round of the Barcelona Open and grab more clay-court history.
Tennis' governing bodies have acknowledged the existence of "vulnerabilities" after an independent review into possible corruption concluded the sport faces a "serious integrity problem".
An independent review into possible corruption in tennis has concluded the sport faces a "serious integrity problem", with the issue described as "particularly acute and pervasive" at lower-level events.
Novak Djokovic's French Open preparations were dealt another blow in Barcelona as Martin Klizan recorded a 6-2 1-6 6-3 victory in the second round.
After breaking her grand slam duck at this year's Australian Open, Caroline Wozniacki believes she is capable of securing another major title at Roland Garros.
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