Round-up: Venus Williams strolled through her first-round match at WTA Brazil with a 6-3 6-3 win over Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.
Russia held their nerves in the deciding doubles match to beat Japan in Moscow to make the semi-finals of the Fed Cup.
Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova handed holders Czech Republic a 2-0 lead over Australia in the Fed Cup.
Last year's runner-up Maria Kirilenko reached the semi-finals of WTA Pattaya on Friday.
Top seed Ana Ivanovic and Britain's Heather Watson both fell to upset defeats at a rain-soaked Pattaya Open.
Silencing the voices of doubt that plague Li Na's mind has been mission impossible at times for her stoic husband Jiang Shan.
Andy Murray beat Ricardas Berankis to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open while Laura Robson exited in the third.
* Federer sees off local favourite Tomic
Sloane Stephens said she and Laura Robson could have a "Federer-Nadal"-style rivalry after her win at the Australian Open.
Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki said she felt old at the age of 22.
Serena Williams steamrollered into the third round of the Australian Open.
* Federer, Murray, Williams, Azarenka through
Jan 17 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday Laura Robson (Britain) beat 8-Petra Kvitova (Czech
Kimiko Date-Krumm's former rivals call her crazy but the 42-year-old is intent on playing on until her body gives up on her completely.
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