Serena Williams has opened up on how her pursuit of perfection can lead to unrealistic expectations, both in tennis and as a mother.

Serena Williams fired an ominous warning to the rest of the Cincinnati Masters field with a crushing victory over Daria Gavrilova, while Victoria Azarenka progressed on Monday.

Serena Williams made an emphatic return to the court as the 23-time grand slam champion blitzed Daria Gavrilova in straight sets at the WTA Cincinnati Masters.

Simona Halep became the first player to secure a spot in the 2018 WTA Finals after her triumph in the Rogers Cup final.

Simona Halep is enjoying her burgeoning rivalry with Sloane Stephens and the world number one believes her game is improving thanks to the American.

World number one Simona Halep won her second Rogers Cup title in three years by defeating Sloane Stephens in a repeat of the French Open final.

Sloane Stephens overpowered Elina Svitolina in straight sets Saturday to reach her first Rogers Cup final and set up a rematch of the French Open final against Simona Halep.

Simona Halep marched into the Rogers Cup final with an emphatic straight-sets defeat of Ashleigh Barty.

Elina Svitolina moved a step closer to back-to-back WTA Rogers Cup titles, while Simona Halep reached the semi-finals.

World number one Simona Halep survived a difficult test before steamrolling Caroline Garcia in straight sets en route to the WTA Rogers Cup semi-finals.

Mihaela Buzarnescu has revealed the ankle injury she sustained at the Rogers Cup earlier this week will rule her out of the US Open.

Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki surprisingly joined Maria Sharapova in exiting the WTA Rogers Cup, but world number one Simona Halep advanced to the quarter-finals.

World number one Simona Halep eased into the quarter-finals of the WTA Rogers Cup at the expense of a hobbling Venus Williams in Montreal.

Aryna Sabalenka saved three match points to stun Caroline Wozniacki 5-7 6-2 7-6 (7-4) in the world number two's first match since Wimbledon in the Rogers Cup second round.

Simona Halep scraped through her opening match at the Rogers Cup with a 7-6 (11-9) 4-6 7-5 win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

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