Japanese star Naomi Osaka came from a break down in the third set to overcome Greece’s Maria Sakkari in the first round of the WTA Brisbane International on Tuesday.
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Tuesday made a winning comeback to WTA circuit as she advanced to the quarter-finals of the women’s doubles event at the Hobart International tournament.
Ashleigh Barty won a re-match of last year’s French Open final Thursday as the Australian reached the semi-finals of the ATP-WTA Adelaide International.
Tunisian Ons Jabeur dumped world number three Karolina Pliskova out of the WTA event in Doha on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals, while top-ranked Ashleigh Barty received a walkover.
The tennis season was suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the hiatus will continue at least until mid-July, depriving lower-level players, who depend solely on tournament winnings, of the chance to earn a living.
A series of professional tennis events will take place in Britain from early July as the sport continues to emerge from the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
World number two Simona Halep announced Sunday that she will not compete in the Palermo WTA event, which will mark the season's resumption after a five-month coronavirus suspension.