Spanish tennis player Guillermo Olaso lost his appeal against a five-year ban for match-fixing.
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and French Open titlist Maria Sharapova notched wins, while former world No. 1 Carolina Wozniacki was sent packing Wednesday at the $5.4 million China Open.
Heavy Japanese crowd favorite Kei Nishikori posted a first-round victory Wednesday at the $1.2 million Japan Open Tennis Championships.
Reigning champion Serena Williams, second seed Simona Halep and former finalist Maria Sharapova were among Tuesday's second-round winners at the $5.4 million China Open.
Second seed David Ferrer was sent packing in first-round action Monday at the $1.2 million Japan Open Tennis Championships.
Marcel Granollers of Spain rallied from a set down to beat second-seeded David Ferrer 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 Monday and advance to the second round of the Japan Open.
Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep and Venus Williams were among the winners Sunday in the first round of the China Open.
Kei Nishikori of Japan captured his third title of 2014 with a straight-set victory over Julien Benneteau in the final of the Malaysian Open, keeping the Frenchman winless in 10 career title matches.
Second-seeded Andy Murray of Britain rallied from a set down to defeat fourth-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain 5-7, 7-6 (9), 6-1 Sunday to win the Shenzhen Open.
Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland was among the first-round winners Saturday at the China Open.
Andy Murray rallied for a three-set win over Juan Monaco in the semifinals of the Shenzhen Open and will meet Tommy Robredo for the title after the Spaniard thumped Santiago Giraldo on Saturday.
Petra Kvitova again got the better of Eugenie Bouchard, earning a straight-set victory on Saturday to claim the title at the inaugural Wuhan Tennis Open.
Top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 to reach the final of the Malaysian Open on Saturday.
Second-seeded Andy Murray rallied from a set down to beat Juan Monaco of Argentina 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 Saturday and reach the final of the Shenzhen Open.
Belgian tennis, of course, enjoyed quite a bit of success on the women's side in recent years, thanks to former world No. 1s Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters in the 2000s, but they've yet to produce a bona fide men's stud.