Bucharest, Romania (SportsNetwork.com) - Top seed and three-time tournament champion Gilles Simon suffered a quarterfinal setback, while his fellow Frenchman Gael Monfils avoided an upset Friday at the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy tennis event.
Stuttgart, Germany (SportsNetwork.com) - Three-time defending Stuttgart champion Maria Sharapova and Wimbledon titlist Petra Kvitova were a pair of second-round losers, while former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki reached the quarterfinals at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.
Stuttgart, Germany (SportsNetwork.com) - French Open runner-up Simona Halep was a second-round winner, while former Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska came up an opening-round loser at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.
Rafael Nadal avenged last year's loss to Nicolas Almagro by beating his fellow Spaniard 6-3, 6-1 at the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, while U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic slumped to a second-round exit.
Barcelona, Spain (SportsNetwork.com) - Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal and four-time runner-up David Ferrer moved on, while fourth seed Marin Cilic was sent packing in second-round action Wednesday at the $2.1 million Barcelona Open tennis event.