One thing we know: when it is all over, those of us who survive will find some form of meaning in it, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
The 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko dumped world number two Karolina Pliskova out of the China Open on Saturday.
World number two Petra Kvitova made an impressive start to the defence of her Madrid Open title by beating America's Sofia Kenin 6-1, 6-4 on Saturday.
Britain's Johanna Konta has moved up one place to ninth in the latest WTA rankings released fter winning her second WTA title in Sydney.
Ana Ivanovic has fuelled speculation that she will announce her retirement after taking to Twitter to say that she will reveal some "important" news.
Former world No 1 tennis player Victoria Azarenka has confirmed via social media that she has given birth to her first child, a boy, with partner Billy McKeague.
Garbine Muguruza exacted revenge by thrashing Anastasija Sevastova to reach the Pan Pacific Open quarter-finals.
Serena Williams continued her march towards her fourth Toronto title on Friday as she advanced to the semi-finals.
Serena Williams of the United States remains number one in an unchanged top 10 in the tennis world rankings.
Serena Williams of the United States has retained top spot in the latest world rankings release by the WTA.
American Serena Williams continues to top the women's tennis rankings released by the WTA on Monday.
Australia's Ashleigh Barty lost the chance to return to the WTA top ranking on Saturday, losing to Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Caroline Wozniacki has moved up to 15th place in the latest WTA rankings after the Dane reached the final of the Qatar Open.
Canadian starlet Eugenie Bouchard says she has learnt to take no notice of the "haters", revealing she has spoken with young gun Nick Kyrgios.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was injured after an attack by a knife-wielding burglar at her home in the Czech town of Prostejov.
Germany's US Open winner Angelique Kerber remains atop the WTA world standings and will therefore finish 2016 in first position.
WTA CEO Stacey Allaster will resign from the organisation next month for personal reasons,
Maria Sharapova of Russia has jumped into second place in the Serena Williams-dominated WTA rankings.
Tsvetana Pironkova has stretched her international winning streak to 14 matches with a victory over Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.
Serena Williams continued to hold a huge lead over Li Na in the latest women's tennis rankings issued by the WTA.
Former world No 1 Maria Sharapova has hired Sven Groeneveld, one-time mentor of Monica Seles and Mary Pierce, as her new coach.
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