ARTICLES RELATING TO MADRID OPEN

Nadal coasts into Madrid semis

2014-05-09 19:55

Rafa Nadal has thumped Tomas Berdych at the Madrid Open to set up a semi-final against unseeded Roberto Bautista.

Li Na cruises in Madrid

2014-05-06 13:31

World number two Li Na secured her place in the third round of the Madrid Open with a comfortable win over compatriot Zheng Jie.

Sharapova cruises in Madrid

2014-05-04 15:13

Maria Sharapova has made light work of Klara Koukalova to ease into the second round of the Madrid Open.

Serena secures place in final

2013-05-11 13:17

World number one Serena Williams sealed her place in the Madrid Open final as she overcame seventh seed Sara Errani.

Sharapova books quarters spot

2013-05-09 13:11

Second-seeded Maria Sharapova has beaten Sabine Lisicki of Germany to advance to the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open.

Winning start for Sharapova

2013-05-06 18:25

Maria Sharapova survived a sticky start to move into the second round of the Madrid Open with a win over Romania's Alexandra Dulgheru.

Serena begins Madrid defence

2013-05-06 12:26

World No 1 Serena Williams recovered from a lethargic start to her Madrid Open title defence to seal an ultimately comfortable victory.

Venus out of Madrid Open

2013-05-05 15:19

Venus Williams has withdrawn from the WTA Madrid Open because of a back injury, tournament organisers announced.

Tiriac backs blue clay courts

2012-05-13 20:23

Madrid Masters supremo Ion Tiriac insists the controversial blue clay courts are the way forward in tennis.

Serena romps to Madrid title

2012-05-13 15:06

America's Serena Williams has crushed world No 1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus to win the Madrid Open title.

Federer cruises, Djokovic out

2012-05-12 06:48

Novak Djokovic was bundled out of the Madrid Open by countryman Janko Tipsarevic, while Roger Federer cruised past David Ferrer.

Serena downs Wozniacki

2012-05-10 15:28

Serena Williams has overcome a sluggish start to beat Caroline Wozniacki and reach the Madrid Open quarter-finals.

Federer rallies past Raonic

2012-05-10 07:20

Roger Federer has rallied to beat Milos Raonic at the Madrid Open to narrowly avoid his earliest tournament exit in two years.

Djokovic overcomes hiccup

2012-05-08 21:23

Novak Djokovic overcame a testing debut on the blue clay at the Madrid Open, beating Daniel Gimeno-Traver in three sets.

Almagro: Blue clay is slippery

2012-05-07 23:17

Spain's Nicolas Almagro did little to ease Novak Djokovic's concerns about the controversial blue clay court at the Madrid Open.

Serena strolls into 2nd round

2012-05-07 14:14

The ninth-seeded Serena Williams has defeated Elena Vesnina to reach the second round of the Madrid Open.

Azarenka tops Kuznetsova

2012-05-06 19:22

Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka beat Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia in a tough first-round match on the new blue-clay court in Madrid.

Blue clay for Madrid Open

2012-04-29 16:17

The upcoming Madrid Open tennis tournament will feature blue coloured clay-courts for the first time on the professional circuit.

Nadal storms into semis

2011-05-06 18:08

World number one Rafa Nadal eyed his third clay-court title in a month when he overpowered Michael Llodran in the Madrid Open.

Anderson to face Djokovic

2011-05-03 16:46

SA's Kevin Anderson has won his opening match at the Madrid Masters to set up a clash with high-flying world No 2 Novak Djokovic.

Sharapova suffers setback

2010-05-09 16:41

Maria Sharapova suffered a setback on her return from injury when she lost to Lucie Safarova in the first round of the Madrid Open.

 

Federer out of Madrid event

2014-05-06 13:34

Roger Federer has pulled out of the Madrid Masters this week as his wife Mirka is due to give birth to the couple's third child.

Serena cruises in Madrid

2014-05-05 07:18

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova eased through their Madrid openers but Novak Djokovic withdrew with the right wrist injury.

Serena, Maria in showdown

2013-05-11 16:06

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, will battle it out for the number one ranking when they meet in the Madrid Open final.

Serena squeaks into semis

2013-05-10 13:38

Top-ranked American Serena Williams has outlasted Anabel Medina Garrigues to reach the Madrid Open semi-finals.

Serena cruises in Madrid

2013-05-07 16:30

World No 1 Serena Williams eased into the third round of the Madrid Open with a win over Spain's Lourdes Dominguez Lino.

Early exit for Stosur in Madrid

2013-05-06 14:16

Australia's Samantha Stosur has crashed out of the WTA Madrid Open in the first round, losing to Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro.

Federer raring to go

2013-05-05 18:31

Roger Federer believes his two-month break from competing on the will help him as he prepares for a hectic few months.

Madrid Open cancelled

2012-07-10 16:45

Golf's Madrid Open has been removed from the European Tour's calendar due to a lack of funding.

Federer wins Madrid Masters

2012-05-13 19:30

Swiss Roger Federer will reclaim the world No 2 ranking after defeating Tomas Berdych to win the Madrid Masters.

Azarenka reaches Madrid final

2012-05-12 13:43

World No 1 Victoria Azarenka had defeated Agnieszka Radwanska for the sixth straight time to advance to the final of the Madrid Open.

Nadal threatens boycott

2012-05-10 20:12

Rafael Nadal, who lost to Fernando Verdasco at the Madrid Open, has warned he won't return unless they change the blue clay surface.

Sharapova into quarters

2012-05-10 11:18

Maria Sharapova earned her quarter-final place at the Madrid Masters when opponent Lucie Safaroava withdrew with illness.

Radwanska routs Errani

2012-05-09 14:31

Fourth-seeded Polish player Agnieszka Radwanska has routed Sara Errani to reach third round at Madrid Open.

Azarenka, Sharapova advance

2012-05-08 15:07

Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova both beat Czech opponents to reach the third round of the Madrid Open

Djokovic wary of blue clay

2012-05-07 19:22

Novak Djokovic hopes that play this week on the untried blue clay laid down for the Madrid Masters will be injury-free.

Sharapova into 2nd round

2012-05-07 07:56

Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka and second-seeded Maria Sharapova have advanced to the second round of the Madrid Open.

Venus advances in Madrid

2012-05-06 09:49

Venus Williams held off a late surge by Simona Halep to win their first round clash at the Madrid Open.

Slattery on song in Madrid

2011-10-08 19:28

Lee Slattery, chasing his first European Tour victory, will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Madrid Masters.

Wozniacki advances in Madrid

2011-05-03 19:22

World no 1 Caroline Wozniacki has progressed to the third round of the Madrid Open after defeating Serbia's Bojana Jovanovski.

Nadal takes Federer on clay

2010-05-16 21:42

Rafa Nadal has reasserted his dominance over Roger Federer on clay and laid down a marker for the French Open.

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