2012 Madrid WTA Singles Results    

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  WTA May 7-13: Madrid

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n1 Victoria Azarenka BLR
n2 Maria Sharapova RUS
n3 Petra Kvitova CZE
n4 Agnieszka Radwanska POL
n5 Samantha Stosur AUS
n6 Caroline Wozniacki DEN
n7 Marion Bartoli FRA
n8 Na Li CHN
n9 Serena Williams USA
n10 Vera Zvonareva RUS
n11 Francesca Schiavone ITA
n14 Angelique Kerber GER
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#1 Victoria Azarenka
5'10" 132lb RH 2H-BH
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#9 Serena Williams
5'9" 150lb RH 2H-BH


    On Sunday in Spain, in the final of the Mutua Madrid Open, this year's green clay champion at Charleston, 30 year old 9th seeded #9 (and former #1) Serena Williams from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, defeated last year's Madrid finalist (and this year's champ at Indian Wells and the Australian Open), 21 year old top seeded #1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus (residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco), 6-1, 6-3 (Victoria is shown during the match; Serena is shown with the very odd Madrid hardware afterward).

    Serena's prize is €631,000; Vika's prize is €313,000.

    Serena struck 14 aces, with 3 double faults, and scored on 4 of the 5 break points she reached against Victoria while totaling 54 points in the match. Vika hit no aces, with 6 DFs, while failing to convert the one break points she reached against Serena, and totaling 33 points in the match. Aces & double faults alone accounted for 17 of the 21 points distance between the two players.

    Serena said: "This is really good. I have been working hard. I had some tough battles and really unfortunate circumstances so I really love this... I think Victoria is the player to beat." AP story - WTA story

    Victoria said: "I want to congratulate Serena for a great week. She did a great job... I can take the positive things from what I've been doing all week, and then see the clear picture of what I need to improve."

    Serena now leads Victoria 7-1 in career matches. Their previous meeting was last year on a Deco-Turf hardcourt in the 3rd round of the US Open, when Serena defeated Victoria 6-1, 7-6(5).

    13 time Grand Slam singles champion Serena is now 41-15 in WTA singles finals. Serena won the 2010 Australian Open and Wimbledon titles, then stepped on broken glass at a restaurant after Wimbledon and was sidelined for about 11 months, during which she also suffered from a pulmonary embolism. Upon returning to play last year she won the Stanford and Toronto titles.
    Serena has a 23-2 singles match record in 2012. Her two losses were to Caroline Wozniacki (in the quarterfinals at Miami) and to Ekaterina Makarova (in the 4th round of the Australian Open).

    2012 Australian Open champion Victoria is now 12-10 in WTA singles finals. She won this year at Sydney, Melbourne, Doha and Indian Wells, and last year at Miami, Marbella and Luxembourg. Vika has a 34-3 singles match record this year, losing only to Serena, Marion Bartoli (in the Miami quarterfinals) and Maria Sharapova (in the Stuttgart final).

    Asked about the complaints by ATP players including Novak Djokovic & Rafael Nadal concerning the slipperiness of the blue clay courts, Serena joked: "We ladies don't complain, we just do our best. On the WTA [Tour] we are real performers, we are not about going out there and being weenies." Reuters story

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    Madrid: The 64-player main draw for Madrid has 16 seeds, with no 1st-round byes. There are 8 qualifiers and 5 wild cards in the main draw. Qualifying finals are on Saturday.
 

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    The Madrid Open was a new tourney for the WTA in 2009. The tourney is held at a new €157.6 million venue, with 14 indoor and 16 outdoor courts. Three of the courts are inside a single building called La Caja Mágica (The Magic Box), with independently-retractable roofs for each of those three courts. Court Manolo Santana seats over 12,000 fans, Court Arantxa Sanchez Vicario seats 3194, and Court Stadium 3 seats 2730. design & constr. pics
    Up until 2003 the WTA Spanish Open was held in Madrid, and, in 2007 and 2006, the WTA Championships were held there.

       
2012: On Saturday, May 5 in Madrid, Sori Cirstea tried on a new t-shirt after defeating Marion Bartoli in the 1st round of singles...
meanwhile, top seed Vika Azarenka, 2010 Madrid champ Petra Kvitova, 2nd seed Maria Sharapova, and Ana Ivanovic played Meet the Press...
Madrid, 1st Rnd, Sat-Mon 11am Sat WTA story - Sun WTA story - Sun 2
losers' prize: €8,750; points: 5
n1 s1 Victoria Azarenka BLR d n26 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 7-6(5), 6-4 Sun

   
Svetlana driving a forehand, Victoria drop-shotting a backhand, and after match point

    2011 Madrid finalist Victoria said: "I was really looking forward to the start of this tournament. Anywhere I go my goal is to win the tournament, and it's the same goal here. I did pretty well here last year and hopefully this year I'll do a little bit better."

n2 s2 Maria Sharapova RUS d n56 Irina-Camelia Begu ROU 6-0, 6-3 Sun

Maria launching a forehand on the run

    About the unique surface at Madrid, Maria said: "The blue clay is obviously different, visually. When you play on red clay for so many years you get used to it, but as tennis players we're always adjusting to different things and different conditions, so it is what it is. There are some parts of the courts that maybe have a little more clay than other parts, but it's just the first year, so I'm sure they're still working kinks out."

n3 s3 Petra Kvitova CZE d n45 Marina Erakovic NZL 6-2, 6-3 Mon

Petra driving a backhand

n4 s4 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n127 wc Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino ESP 6-3, 6-1 Sun

Agnieszka driving a forehand

n5 s5 Samantha Stosur AUS d n51 Petra Martic CRO 7-5, 4-6, 7-6(5) Sat

Samantha's forehand drive

    Samantha said: "Petra was playing really well, and it really went down to the wire today. I thought my level got better and better as the match went on, and the last half of the third set was the best tennis we played. It was really tight, really close. I'm very, very pleased to get through that one."

n6 s6 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d n38 Ksenia Pervak KAZ 7-6(5), 3-6, 6-4 Sun

Caroline after winning a point

    Caroline won despite a 1st set ankle injury. Caroline said: "I went down and rolled my ankle in the first set. I could feel the pain. I felt restricted out there, but I just fought as hard as I could, which is all I could do today. I don't really know how I was able to win the match. I'm not playing tomorrow, so a day of rest will be nice, then we'll see."

*n40 Sorana Cirstea ROU d n7 s7 Marion Bartoli FRA 6(6)-7, 6-4, 6-3 Sat

   
Marion and Sorana driving forehand and backhand, and Sorana after match point

n8 s8 Na Li CHN d n120 wc Garbine Mururuza Blanco ESP 6-2, 6-4 Sat
n9 s9 Serena Williams USA d n78 Elena Vesnina RUS 6-3, 6-1 Mon

   
Serena serving, Elena fielding a forehand, and Serena driving one

    Serena said: "I always hate the 11 o'clock matches, but it's okay. I tend to do really well when I play early, so I don't know why I don't like them." WTA story

    Elena tweeted: "Lost singles to Serena; I wish I could have serve like her... I came back from Budapest yesterday and it's not enough time to get used to this blue smurfy clay ))) But we won doubles with Makarova Katia☺" Elena Vesnina at Twitter

*n28 Petra Cetkovska CZE d n10 s10 Vera Zvonareva RUS 6-2, 6-2 Sat
*n73 q Varvara Lepchenko USA d n11 s11 Francesca Schiavone ITA 6-4,6(8)-7, 6-3 Sun

    Varvara said: "It had been a long time since we last played, I think I was only 16 or 17, so I didn't really know what to expect today. But when we played back then it was three sets and I was inexperienced and didn't know much, and now I'm playing a lot better, so I was a lot more confident going into the match."

n14 s12 Angelique Kerber GER d n80 q Johanna Larsson SWE 6-1, 6-4 Sun
n15 s13 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n90 q Mathilde Johansson FRA 6-4, 6-1 Sun
*n23 Roberta Vinci ITA d n16 s14 Dominika Cibulkova SVK 6-3, 6-2 Sun

    Roberta struck 16 aces, a career high. Roberta said: "I wasn't doing anything special—I was just serving so well, so fast. I played great and won against a great player today, so I'm very happy right now."

*n58 wc Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n17 s15 Jelena Jankovic SRB 6-4, 6(5)-7, 0-0 Mon
n19 s16 Maria Kirilenko RUS d n33 Jie Zheng CHN 6-2, 7-5 Sun
*n31 Mona Barthel GER d n20 Julia Goerges GER 6-4, 6-1 Sat

    Mona said: "I knew it would be tough today. It's not easy to play someone from your country. [Julia] has been playing really well this year. And she was in the semifinals here last year too. I was just trying to enjoy it today.
    "I'm feeling really good now. Last year at this time I think I was hardly Top 200 and just trying to play qualifying, and now I'm almost Top 30, playing all the WTA tournaments I want and Grand Slams, and almost seeded at the Grand Slams too. It definitely a very, very strange feeling for me right now.
    "This is a really nice tournament and I just want to enjoy it."

n21 Lucie Safarova CZE d n34 Kaia Kanepi EST 6-4, 6-4 Mon
n22 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS d n137 q Jill Craybas USA 6-2, 6(6)-7, 6-1 Sun
*n98 q Lucie Hradecka CZE d n25 Shuai Peng CHN 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 Mon
n27 Sara Errani ITA d n42 Chanelle Scheepers RSA 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 Mon
n29 Yanina Wickmayer BEL d n55 Jarmila Gajdosova AUS 6-2, 6-4 Sun
*n105 q Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP d n30 Monica Niculescu ROU 6-0, 7-6(6) Sun
n32 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP d n43 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL 6-0, 6-2 Sun
n35 Nadia Petrova RUS d n52 Vania King USA 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 Sun
n36 Christina McHale USA d n53 Sofia Arvidsson SWE 6-4, 7-5 Sat
*n54 Shahar Peer ISR d n37 Polona Hercog SLO 6-3, 7-5 Sun
n39 Ekaterina Makarova RUS d n49 Galina Voskoboeva KAZ 6-2, 7-6(3) Mon
*n46 Klara Zakopalova CZE d n44 Iveta Benesova CZE 6-4, 7-6(5) Sat
*n70 wc Venus Williams USA d n47 Simona Halep ROU 6-1, 4-6, 7-6(6) Sat

   
Simona and Venus driving forehand and backhand

    Venus said: "On the last match point I went for it—I wanted to leave it all out there on the court.
    "In the second set [Simona] got back in it and played amazing. I have to give her credit for that, and I'm glad to pull the victory out today.
    "A match like that can be good. We hit a lot of balls and I was able to get that clay court mentality right away. I have to keep remembering I'm on clay."

n66 wc Silvia Soler Espinosa ESP d n50 Tamira Paszek AUT 6(2)-7, 6-2, 6-2 Sat
*n117 q Andrea Hlavackova CZE d n93 q Anastasia Rodionova AUS 6-1, 6-4 Mon

Madrid, 2nd Round, Mon-Wed 11am & noon WTA Tue story - Tue 2 - Wed WTA story
losers' prize: €17,500; points: 80
n1 s1 Victoria Azarenka BLR d n117 q Andrea Hlavackova CZE 6-3, 7-6(2) Tue

   
Victoria serving, Andrea fielding a forehand, and Vika about to slice a backhand

    About the 2nd set, Victoria said: "I feel like I lost a little bit of my concentration. I don't think I adjusted well to some of the obstacles that happened, but I'm glad I could turn it around pretty quickly and finish the match. Sometimes you can have those rollercoasters, and Andrea is one of those players who doesn't give you a rhythm. I'm glad I finished it—and there's room to improve."

n2 s2 Maria Sharapova RUS d n46 Klara Zakopalova CZE 6-4, 6-3 Tue

     
Maria serving, Klara and Maria driving backhands, and Maria after match point

    The roof can be closed on three of the courts at the Madrid venue, La Caja Magica. About the open and shut capabilities, Maria said: "The good thing about indoors is you pretty much know what you're going to get in terms of the conditions. You don't have to worry about the wind or anything, so it's a plus that with this ever-changing weather we could have the roof. We actually didn't know until the last minute if it was going to be open or closed—but you just try to focus on what's ahead."

*n98 q Lucie Hradecka CZE d n3 s3 Petra Kvitova CZE 6-4, 6-3 Wed

   
Lucie driving a forehand (with backhand grip, Bartoli-Peng style), and Petra launching one on the run

    It was Lucie's first win over a top 10 player. Lucie said: "This one was a little bit strange because we are good friends, and we were even laughing with each other on the way to the court. I knew if I played strong and concentrated on my serve I had a chance to win. We played at the end of last year in some club matches and I won, and also we've played a lot of sparring games from Fed Cup. We know each other's games pretty well."

n4 s4 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n27 Sara Errani ITA 6-0, 6-1 Wed

Agnieszka's forehand drive

    Agnieszka's win broke a 16 match clay court winning streak by Sara. Agnieszka said: "I was playing my best. I was really ready for this match. [Sara had] won three tournaments on clay, so she's very good on this surface."

n5 s5 Samantha Stosur AUS d n36 Christina McHale USA 2-6, 6-4, 6-0 Mon
n6 s6 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d n31 Mona Barthel GER 6-4, 7-6(2) Tue

Caroline driving a forehand

    Caroline said: "I played [Mona] in Copenhagen last year, so I knew what I was going up against. She plays fast and strong, and I knew there wouldn't be a lot of long rallies. I had to serve well, return well, stay in there and just fight."

n8 s8 Na Li CHN d n66 wc Silvia Soler Espinosa ESP 6-3, 6-1 Mon
n9 s9 Serena Williams USA d n22 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS 6-2, 6-1 Tue

Serena driving a backhand

    Serena said: "I'm serving and moving well. I'm playing pretty good right now. But I still feel I'm doing everything just okay—I really feel I can keep learning from playing on clay. I want to keep working on things and try to do them better. I really do love this surface and want to keep winning."

n14 s12 Angelique Kerber GER d n70 wc Venus Williams USA 6-4, 6-1 Mon

   
Angelique launching a forehand on the run, Venus about to swat a backhand, and Angelique running one down

n15 s13 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n35 Nadia Petrova RUS 7-5, 6-1 Tue

Ana's service toss

    Ana said: "It was a great first set—Nadia started really well, and I didn't do much wrong either. In the second set I started serving better and putting more pressure on her with my forehand, which I think was the big difference.
    "I love clay. I grew up on it. The blue clay is a little more slippery, but it's the same for everyone, so you just have to stay focused as usual."

    About her 3rd round opponent, #1 Victoria Azarenka, Ana said: "Vika has been playing extremely well lately, and it's a challenge for anyone against her. When I saw the draw I really wanted to get to this round and challenge myself against the world #1. I hope I can bring the same level as I did today. I'm going to compete and we'll see how it goes."

*n39 Ekaterina Makarova RUS d n19 s16 Maria Kirilenko RUS 6-4, 6-4 Wed
n21 Lucie Safarova CZE d n58 wc Carla Suarez Navarro ESP 6-3, 6-4 Tue
n23 Roberta Vinci ITA d n29 Yanina Wickmayer BEL 6-1, 6-2 Wed
n28 Petra Cetkovska CZE d n105 q Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP 6-4, 7-5 Mon
n32 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP d n40 Sorana Cirstea ROU 6-1, 3-6, 7-5 Tue

    Anabel said: "It was very difficult to return [Sorana's] serve today, so I had to be focused and wait for my moments. At the end of the match I could really feel the support from the crowd. I saw all the people wanting me to do well here at home, so I was just giving it my best at the end of the match."

*n73 q Varvara Lepchenko USA d n54 Shahar Peer ISR 7-6(2), 6-4 Tue

    Varvara said: "I'm pretty tired. Everybody's been playing two matches and I've played five now [three in qualifying]! But it will be really good to get a day off tomorrow."

Madrid, 3rd Round, Wed-Thu noon Wed WTA story - Thu WTA story
loser's prize: €33,000; points: 140
n1 s1 Victoria Azarenka BLR d n15 s13 Ana Ivanovic SRB 6-4, 6-4 Wed

   
Vika and Ana delivering forehands on the run

    Victoria scored on 4 of the 7 break points she reached against Ana while totaling 71 points in the match; Ana converted only 2 of her 6 break points against Vika while totaling 66 points.

    Ana led 4-1 in the 1st set. Vika said: "Ana started really strong and I was a little bit too slow and not really aggressive enough, but I knew I could turn it around. I just needed to get a small opportunity, and that's it. I just tried to stay in the moment and keep applying what wasn't really working at the beginning. I just tried to do the same things but execute them better."

    Ana said: "It was frustrating, because I just let it slip. I would feel a little bit better if at least [Victoria] had earned it, but I kind of let it slip with a few unforced errors. I think that's where the match probably turned around... [Still] I'm excited for the next few weeks and I really feel like I played great matches here."

n2 s2 Maria Sharapova RUS d n21 Lucie Safarova CZE walkover—illness Thu
n4 s4 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n23 Roberta Vinci ITA 7-6(1), 6-4 Thu

Aga serving

    Agnieszka said: "It was a close one, just a few points in each set. Roberta was playing very well. Especially here it's hard to run because the courts are slippery, and her serve was a big weapon the whole match today, so there were pretty much no breaks. She started very well and it was really tough." WTA story

n5 s5 Samantha Stosur AUS d n28 Petra Cetkovska CZE 6-3, 6-2 Wed

   
Samantha driving a forehand, and Petra about to swat a backhand

*n9 s9 Serena Williams USA d n6 s6 Caroline Wozniacki DEN 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 Thu

   
Serena serving, Caroline running down a forehand, and Serena following one

    Serena said: "The first set was not me at all. I had a really slow start today. I don't know why, I was just a little sluggish... I was just like, 'I gotta do better than this."

n8 s8 Na Li CHN d n14 s12 Angelique Kerber GER 7-5, 6-4 Wed

   
Angelique and Na driving forehand and backhand

*n73 q Varvara Lepchenko USA d n32 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP 6-1, 6(3)-7, 6-3 Thu
*n98 q Lucie Hradecka CZE d n39 Ekaterina Makarova RUS 6-2, 7-6(5) Thu

    Lucie trailed 0-4 in the tiebreaker before recovering to win the match. Lucie said: "When I was down in the tiebreak, at 4-0, I hit a crosscourt backhand and [Ekaterina] wasn't there, and after that I thought, 'Okay, just take it step by step now and we'll see.'"

Madrid, QFs, Fri 11am WTA story - WTA story 2
losers' prize: €70,000; points: 250
n1 s1 Victoria Azarenka BLR d n8 s8 Na Li CHN 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

   
Na and Vika fielding forehands

    Victoria said: "[Na] was pretty unbelievable in the first set, hitting all the lines and all the corners, so I didn't really have a chance, especially on the return. There are a lot of things I had to change and come up with in order to surprise her."

    About playing Agnieszka Radwanska (0-5 vs Vika this year) in the semis, Victoria said: "I've played her five times this year, but every match is different and I never look back on any of these matches. She's a very tough opponent whenever we play and I have a lot of respect for her game. She has been showing incredible tennis this year."

*n9 s9 Serena Williams USA d n2 s2 Maria Sharapova RUS 6-1, 6-3

   
Maria serving, Serena driving a backhand, and after match point

    Serena said: "Playing Maria you have to be really ready because she does everything really well. I felt relaxed out there, and when I play relaxed I play better. And for some strange reason, it's sometimes easier to be relaxed in the later stages of tournaments, and not be so uptight. I don't know the reason. I feel like I'm getting better and I just want to continue to do that."

    Maria said: "Serena started off the match really well. It was tough to get into that first set. She was serving really well; I had a few opportunities but it just didn't go my way this time, but I still have one more tournament before Roland Garros. I'm excited to go back and defend my title in Rome next week."

n4 s4 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n73 q Varvara Lepchenko USA 6-4, 6-4

   
Varvara and Agnieszka driving backhands

    Agnieszka said: "There were a lot of long games. Varvara has been playing very well here. She was making a lot of good shots and good angles and had me in trouble in both sets. She's especially difficult to play given she's a lefty. I'm happy I could reach the semifinals of such a big tournament."

    About playing Victoria Azarenka (5-0 vs Aga this year) in the semis, Agnieszka said: "Vika is No.1 and playing very good tennis, so for sure I'll have to play 100% to beat her. I didn't play well enough the last couple of times, but we've had good matches in the past and I will try my best tomorrow again."

*n98 q Lucie Hradecka CZE d n5 s5 Samantha Stosur AUS 7-6(8), 7-6(6)

   
Samantha and Lucie serving

    Neither Lucie nor Samantha's serve was broken during the match. Lucie finished with 19 aces and 4 double faults; Samantha struck 3 aces, with 3 DFs.

    Lucie said: "I was concentrating on my serve today, then just trying to play my best after that. It's an amazing feeling. I've never had this feeling from my singles before—I had a similar feeling winning the French Open last year in doubles, but it's different in singles because you're alone on the court.
    "When the last point was over and I won, I looked at my coach and smiled, and I think the smile will last all evening, maybe even until tomorrow morning."

Madrid, SFs, Sat 10:45am WTA story
losers' prize: €149,500; points: 450
n1 s1 Victoria Azarenka BLR d n4 s4 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 6-2, 6-4

     
Victoria serving, Agnieszka and Victoria driving backhands, and Vika after match point

    Vika now leads Aga 11-3 in career matches, and Victoria has won all six of their meetings this year.

    Victoria said: "Agnieszka has a different style. She likes to make you move, changes the pace and throws off your rhythm, and she's very good with her hands and tries to come in. I play more aggressively. I try to take control. We have different styles of game, and today I feel like I was playing very well.

    "The second set it got a little bit more even today. I don't think I played that well during my service games but I was able to come back playing well right after on the return. I think it was a good match. I'm happy with how I played."

    Agnieszka is now 32-6 for the season—and all of her losses have been to Victoria Azarenka. Agnieszka said: "It's always disappointing to lose, and it's too bad to keep losing against the same player, but she's #1. It's nice I've been able to beat every other player this year, and I have to look at the positives. It was a good week here. I'm looking forward to playing in Rome next week."

    About the final, Victoria said: "[Serena is] one of the best players in the world and one of the toughest opponents to play against... We had a very good match at the US Open last year, so I can take some positive things out of that one."

n9 s9 Serena Williams USA d n98 q Lucie Hradecka CZE 7-6(5), 6-0

     
Serena about to swat a forehand, Lucie driving a backhand, Serena reaching for another forehand, and after match point

    Serena said: "[Lucie] served amazing in the first set. I came through in tiebreak, and after that I was able to relax, make less errors and make some shots. I was more aware in the second set. I think that helped me."

    Lucie said: "In one week I think I've gotten more [ranking] points than I did the first half of the year. It was a great week for me, my first time in Madrid, and I played very well. I beat two top 10 players [Petra Kvitova & Samantha Stosur], both Grand Slam champions, which is very good for my mind. I know I can play with the top players now. It will be very good for me."

    About the final, Serena said: "Victoria has been so consistent. She is so consistent, so amazing and just so nearly perfect. I am going into the final with nothing to lose. She's the top-ranked player, and she's going in there with everything to win."

Madrid, Final, Sun 1:30pm+
loser's prize: €313,000; points: 700
winner's prize: €631,000; points: 1000
*n9 s9 Serena Williams USA d n1 s1 Victoria Azarenka BLR 6-1, 6-3

     
Serena serving, Vika about to swat a forehand, Serena driving a backhand, and after match point

Madrid, Doubles Final, Sat, 2nd night match
losers' prize: €100,000
winners' prize: €199,000
s5 Roberta Vinci & Sara Errani d Elena Vesnina & Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 3-6, (10-4)

Madrid, Qual Finals, Sat May 5 11am
losers' prizes: q1 €1,140 1pt; q2 €2,375 20pts; qualifier 30 points
*n93 Anastasia Rodionova AUS d n59 Pauline Parmentier FRA 6(2)-2, 6-1, 6-2
*n117 Andrea Hlavackova CZE d n68 Su-Wei Hsieh TPE 6-3, 6(5)-7, 6-3
n73 Varvara Lepchenko USA d n100 Laura Pous-Tio ESP 6-2, 6-2
n80 Johanna Larsson SWE d n369 sr59 Anna Chakvetadze RUS 2-6, 6-4, 7-5
n90 Mathilde Johansson FRA d n136 Mariana Duque-Marino COL 7-6(2), 7-6(5)
n98 Lucie Hradecka CZE d n131 Alla Kudryavtseva RUS 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
n105 Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP d n166 Estrella Cabeza Candela ESP 6-3, 6-4
n137 Jill Craybas USA d n173 Marta Domachowska POL 7-5, 6-0

Madrid, Withdrawals & non-entries
n12 Andrea Petkovic GER torn right ankle ligaments
n13 Sabine Lisicki GER ankle injury
n18 Daniela Hantuchova SVK foot stress fracture
n24 Flavia Pennetta ITA right wrist injury
n41 Kim Clijsters BEL hip injury
n48 Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez ESP right thigh injury
n425 sr44 Agnes Szavay HUN
n447 sr47 Timea Bacsinszky SUI abdominal strain


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