Maria Sharapova rallied to earn a spot in the semifinals of the Madrid Open on Friday, a few hours after defending champion Serena Williams withdrew from her match because of injury.
Andy Murray hit error after error Thursday and was eliminated from the Madrid Masters in the third round.
Australian Open champion Li Na advanced to the Madrid Open quarterfinals after coming back from a set down, while two-time defending champion Serena Williams won more routinely.
Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal breezed into the Madrid Open third round with their title defenses facing little strain on Wednesday, while Andy Murray made a successful return to clay after nearly a year's absence.
Li Na of China returns the ball to her compatriot Zheng Jie during their match at the Madrid Open tennis tournament May 6, 2014.
Roger Federer withdrew from the Madrid Open on Tuesday to welcome the birth of his second set of twins.
Second-ranked Li Na started her Madrid Open campaign by overcoming a stubborn opponent just as third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska did to reach the second round on Monday.
Serena Williams' father says he won't return to Indian Wells, California, the site of a tournament his daughter has skipped since 2001, when their family was booed - and subjected to racial epithets, according to his new book.
Total prize money for this year's Wimbledon tournament will surpass 25 million pounds ($42 million), an increase of 10.8 percent from 2013.
Japan's Kei Nishikori beat Colombia's Santiago Giraldo 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday at Barcelona Open, becoming the first non-Spanish champion in 12 years at the Real Club Tenis Barcelona.
Misfiring Rafa Nadal crashed out of the Barcelona Open on Friday at the hands of fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro who avenged last year's final defeat by winning their quarter-final 2-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-4.
Six-time major champion Novak Djokovic wrote on Thursday on Twitter that he and his longtime girlfriend, Jelena Ristic, are expecting a baby.