Serena Williams dropped a large hint that she could soon be back on court competing when she posted an Instagram photo of a pair of dazzling gold and white tennis shoes.
Rafael Nadal and Garbine Muguruza were named as ITF world champions - first time in 19 years the awards have gone to players from the same country.
Svetlana Kuznetsova was already rated doubtful and was missing from the official entry list when it was published on Friday.
Serena Williams has been away from tennis since winning Australian Open in January 2017.
Johanna Konta enjoyed a solid start to 2017, winning the Sydney International and Miami Open titles, and hit a career-high number four world ranking before injury.
Maria Sharapova, who has been surrounded by controversies in recent months, still enjoys a huge fan following all over the world.
Radek Stepanek, 39, twice helped the Czech Republic win the Davis Cup before announcing his retirement this month.
Serena Williams was around two months pregnant when she captured her 23rd grand slam singles title in Melbourne earlier this year.
The win in Bengaluru Challenger propelled Sumit Nagal to a career-best ranking of 235. And would enter 2018 with no points to defend in first four months.
Sumit Nagal achieved his career-best rank of 225 on Monday courtesy his sensational Bengaluru Open victory on Saturday.
Steve Darcis scolded himself for being "appalling" as Belgium missed out on a maiden title, suffering a 3-2 defeat to hosts France on Sunday
Yannick Noah reckoned that the "losing culture" of French men's tennis had been dispelled by the way his team had powered to their first Davis Cup title in 16 years on Sunday.
On Sunday, the 19-year-old Belarussian Aryna Sabalenka was not subdued, as she ran away with a 6-2, 6-3 win in just over an hour.
Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus drubbed unseeded opponent Dalila Jakupovic of Slovenia in straight sets in a one-sided final to win her maiden WTA singles crown
France won their 10th Davis Cup title when Lucas Pouille crushed Steve Darcis 6-3 6-1 6-0 to give the hosts a 3-2 victory in the final against Belgium on Sunday.
David Goffin never once lost his cool as he beat a nervy Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6(5) 6-3 6-2 to put Belgium level at 2-2
Ankita Raina had also played at bigger WTA events, including the USD 7,00,000 event in Birmingham, which is a warm-up event for Wimbledon.
Dalila Jakupovic beat Sabina Sharipova 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 to enter her first ever WTA tour event singles final at the Mumbai Open 125K Series.
Richard Gasquet and Pierre-Hugues Herbert's win ensured Yannick Noah was spared a hot seat as Les Bleus moved into the driving seat.
Sumit Nagal concluded his Bengaluru Open campaign with a three-set win over Briton Jay Clarke.
Kei Nishikori was ranked ninth in the world before sustaining a season-ending wrist injury ahead of the Cincinnati Masters in August.
Andy Murray had a clever go at United States' President Donald Trump's claim that he turned down Time Magazine's offer to be named Person of the Year.
The quarterfinal finish - that too in a tournament where Ankita Raina was the only Indian to get as far - has done well for her morale.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga swept past Steve Darcis 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 to put France level with Belgium on the opening day of the Davis Cup final on Friday.
Sumit Nagal on Friday scalped country's top singles player Yuki Bhambri in the Bengaluru Open and earned a chance to win his maiden Challenger level title.
David Goffin was never in trouble as he gave visitors Belgium a 1-0 lead in the Davis Cup final against France by crushing Lucas Pouille 7-5 6-3 6-1 in the opening singles match
Sabina Sharipova caused a major upset in the USD 125,000 L&T Mumbai Open by rallying from a set behind to oust third seed Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium
Four top-50 players in singles field are Marin Cilic (Croatia), Kevin Anderson (South Africa), defending champion Roberto Bautista Agut (Spain) and Robin Haase (Netherlands).
Rohan Bopanna revealed that he will team up with world number 26 Edouard Roger-Vasselin for the 2018 season since the Frenchman is focused only on doubles
Bernard Tomic, 25, ranked a career high 17 last year, has slumped to 143 in the world after a miserable season in which he won only 10 of 19 matches.
Ankita Raina beat Peangtarn Plipuech 6-2, 6-2 to enter her maiden quarterfinals of a WTA event at the Mumbai Open.
Ankita Raina continued her impressive progress in the USD 125,000 L&T Mumbai Open in Mumbai on Thursday by outclassing her higher ranked opponent Peangtarn Plipuech
Sumit Nagal shocked top seed Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia to book a semifinal clash with compatriot Yuki Bhambri in the Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger event
Yannick Noah, who has captained France to victory twice, instead included Richard Gasquet in his four-man team at Thursday's draw.
Krishan Hooda was named in the Indian junior team for the Qatar Asian Junior Team Cup to be held in Doha.
France's strength in depth makes them the favourites for this week's Davis Cup final against Belgium.