Maria Sharapova reached her first final in more than seven months and looked back to her best with a 3-6 6-0 6-2 victory over Germany's powerhouse Andrea Petkovic at the Sony Ericsson Open.
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus shut reigning champ Kim Clijsters out of the semifinals at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.
China's Zheng Jie was ousted by Australian Roland Garros finalist Samantha Stosur 6-2, 6-1 in the second round of the WTA and ATP Miami Masters on Thursday.
Indian Wells ATP runner-up Rafael Nadal (R) of Spain laughs with champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia as they wear Colombian Vueltiao hats after an exhibition tennis match in Bogota March 21, 2011. Nadal won the game 2-0.
Novak Djokovic eased into the Indian Wells semi-finals with a 6-2 6-4 victory over Frenchman Richard Gasquet on Friday, extending his perfect record this season to 16-0.
China's Peng Shuai fell just short of pulling off her fifth straight victory at the WTA Indian Wells hardcourt tournament and reaching her third semi-final of the year on Thursday.
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark (L) and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus hold a Japanese flag at center court, as a tribute to victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, before their match at the Indian Wells WTA tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California March 17, 2011.
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the semi-finals in Indian Wells on Thursday when her opponent Victoria Azarenka of Belarus retired because of a hip injury when trailing 3-0.
Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic extended his perfect record this season to 15-0 by pounding his fellow Serb Viktor Troicki 6-0 6-1 to reach the quarter-finals at Indian Wells on Wednesday.
Clijsters pulled out of the Indian Wells WTA tournament on Tuesday because of a lingering shoulder problem.
Peng Shuai of China will face her counterpart Li Na, the Australian Open runner-up, in the tournament's second round match after her victory over Renata Voracova of Czech Republic at the opening match.
Andy Roddick sent the United States through to the Davis Cup quarter-finals on Sunday by dispatching Paul Capdeville 3-6 7-6 6-3 6-3 to give the Americans an insurmountable 3-1 lead over Chile.