2014 WTA Madrid Open Women's Singles Tennis Results (Sports - WTA Tennis)    

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n1 Serena Williams USA
n2 Na Li CHN
n3 Agnieszka Radwanska POL
n5 Simona Halep ROU
n6 Petra Kvitova CZE
n7 Jelena Jankovic SRB
n8 Angelique Kerber GER
n9 Maria Sharapova RUS
n10 Dominika Cibulkova SVK
n11 Sara Errani ITA
n12 Ana Ivanovic SRB
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#5 Simona Halep
5'6" 141lb RH 2H-BH
Madrid:

#9 Maria Sharapova
6'2" 130lb RH 2H-BH

    On Sunday in Spain, in the final of the Mutua Madrid Open, the 2014 champion at Stuttgart (and 2013 Madrid finalist), 27 year old 8th seeded #9 (and former #1) Maria Sharapova of Russia (residences: Manhattan Beach, California and Bradenton, Florida), defeated the 2014 champion at Doha (and 2013 champ at Bali, Moscow, New Haven, Budapest, 's-Hertogenbosh & Nuremberg), 22 year old 4th seeded #5 (career high: #5) Simona Halep from Constanta, Romania, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 (Simona is shown during the match, Maria is shown holding the hardware afterward).

    Maria's prize is €698,720 (about $970,838 US), Simona's prize is €342,600 (about $476,026 US).

    Maria said: "What a week. Last year I lost in the finals and I really wanted to go one extra step this year, and it's just been such a fantastic week...

    "Simona and I had played a couple of times before, but she's really on a different level now. I don't know how I pulled it off. In the first set I wasn't doing much to hurt her, and that's the tennis she's capable of playing. I knew I had to do some different things after the first set to win this match...

    "I don't take any finals for granted, and every tournament means a lot to me. I came close last year, and I didn't have a great first set today, but I knew it wasn't over until the last point was played." WTA story

    Maria now leads Simona 3-0 in career matches. Their previous meeting was in 2012 on a Deco-Turf hardcourt in the 1st round at Beijing, when Maria defeated Simona 7-5, 7-5.

    Maria is now 31-22 in WTA singles finals, and has a 23-5 singles match record this season. Maria has lost only 3 of the 46 matches she has played on clay courts since the 2011 French Open; all three losses were to Serena Williams.

    Simona is now 7-4 in WTA singles finals, and has a 18-7 singles match record this season.

WTA SCOREBOARD: Madrid

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Madrid Open,  Madrid, Spain

 
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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.
 

click for broader view   La Caja Mágica, Madrid, Spain
Latitude: 40.368667 Longitude: -3.684347 goto link for World Wind

    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.

2013: On Thursday, May 2 in Madrid, 2012 finalist Vika Azarenka and 2012 champion Serena Williams participated in the tourney's opening ceremony...
Madrid, 1st Rnd, Sat-Mon 11am
losers' prize: €10,140; points: 10
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n98 q Belinda Bencic SUI 6-2, 6-1 Sun

Serena driving a backhand

n2 s2 Na Li CHN d n24 Kirsten Flipkens BEL 6-1, 7-6(7) Mon

Na watching her backhand fly

n3 s3 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n18 Eugenie Bouchard CAN 7-6(3), 6-2 Mon

Aga serving

    Agnieszka said: "Of course it was a very tough first round, especially for my first outdoor tournament on clay. I didn't use my first chance when I was 5-3 up, but [Genie] was really playing and hitting the ball unbelievable. I think the tiebreak was the biggest key in that match. I did a couple of good shots in the tiebreak and managed to win that. And that gave me more confidence in the second set.
    "Every point matters. The games were really tight. And the first set is always very important, especially in these kinds of matches. So that's why I was really doing everything to win that first set." WTA story

n5 s4 Simona Halep ROU d n97 q Julia Goerges GER 6-2, 6-0 Mon
n6 s5 Petra Kvitova CZE d n27 Sorana Cirstea ROU 6-1, 5-7, 7-6(4) Sun
n7 s6 Jelena Jankovic SRB d n36 Elina Svitolina UKR 6-4, 6-3 Mon
*n51 q Caroline Garcia FRA d n8 s7 Angelique Kerber GER 6-3, 2-0 retired Sun
n9 s8 Maria Sharapova RUS d n31 Klara Koukalova CZE 6-1, 6-2 Sun

Maria following a backhand

    Maria said: "It was a good start for me. Obviously the first match at a new event is always challenging because you don't know what to expect, especially coming off the indoor tournament last week. It's always an adjustment to get yourself prepared for the first round. I'm happy that I won in two good sets today." WTA story

*n19 Samantha Stosur AUS d n10 s9 Dominika Cibulkova SVK 6-4, 6-0 Mon
n11 s10 Sara Errani ITA d n28 Andrea Petkovic GER 7-5, 6-1 Sat
n12 s11 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n44 Madison Keys USA 6-1, 7-6(4) Sun

Ana driving a forehand

*n26 Lucie Safarova CZE d n13 s12 Flavia Pennetta ITA 1-6, 6-0, 6-3 Sun
n14 s13 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d n22 Ekaterina Makarova RUS 6-2, 6-2 Mon

Caro reaching for a forehand

n15 s14 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n38 Yvonne Meusburger AUT 7-6(6), 6-4 Mon
n16 s15 Sabine Lisicki GER d n63 q Karolina Pliskova CZE 6-2, 6(5)-7, 6-3 Mon
n17 s16 Sloane Stephens USA d n79 q Monica Niculescu ROU 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 Sun
n20 Roberta Vinci ITA d n30 Daniela Hantuchova SVK 6-4, 6-4 Sun
*n29 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d n21 Alize Cornet FRA 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 Mon
*n46 Alison Riske USA d n23 Kaia Kanepi EST 6(7)-7, 6-1, 6-2 Sat
n25 A Pavlyuchenkova RUS d n50 wc Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor ESP 6-4, 4-6, 6-1Mon
*n66 Francesca Schiavone ITA d n33 Elena Vesnina RUS 6-4, 6(3)-7, 6-4 Sun
n35 Maria Kirilenko RUS d n100 q Kristina Mladenovic FRA 6-4, 7-5 Sun
n37 Garbine Muguruza ESP d n116 wc Silvia Soler-Espinosa ESP 6(4)-7, 6-3, 7-6(2) Sat

Garbine driving a backhand

n39 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK d n48 Annika Beck GER 6-2, 7-5 Sat
n40 Bojana Jovanovski SRB d n49 Karin Knapp ITA 6-1, 6-1 Sat
*n117 wc Irina-Camelia Begu ROU d n41 Shuai Zhang CHN 6-4, 7-5 Mon
n42 Shuai Peng CHN d n45 Kurumi Nara JPN 6-2, 6-3 Sun
*n145 wc Lara Arruabarrena ESP d n43 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL 6-3, 6-4 Sat
n47 Varvara Lepchenko USA d n125 wc A Medina Garrigues ESP 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 Sun
n59 Jie Zheng CHN d n127 q Mariana Duque-Marino COL 7-6(5), 6-2 Sun
*n57 Christina McHale USA d n68 Lauren Davis USA 7-6(2), 6-3 Sat

    Christina said: "It was kind of funny when I saw the draw. Of all the people to play, I got Lauren, who I practice with all the time. You never want to play a friend, but at the same time, I had to stay focused and not spend too much time thinking about who I was playing, just what I needed to do... Since we play each other so much, she knows my game so well and I know her game so well, so there's really no surprises and we both kind of knew what the other was going to do." WTA story

*n82 q Petra Cetkovska CZE d n72 Stefanie Voegele SUI 6-1, 6-3 Sun

Madrid, 2nd Round, Tue-Wed 11am & noon
losers' prize: €21,600; points: 65
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n42 Shuai Peng CHN 6-2, 6-3 Wed

Serena following a forehand

n2 s2 Na Li CHN d n59 Jie Zheng CHN 6-2, 6-3 Tue

Na serving

n3 s3 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n29 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(6) Wed
n5 s4 Simona Halep ROU d n145 wc Lara Arruabarrena ESP 6-4, 6-4 Wed

Simona driving a backhand

    Simona said: "[Lara is] a good player on clay because she has that Spanish style, hitting the forehand with a lot of topspin. She played well in the first set and when I was 4-3 down my serve really helped me. I just wanted to stay focused for every point and to fight for every point. So I did really well in the end, and I'm really happy that I won." WTA story

n6 s5 Petra Kvitova CZE d n47 Varvara Lepchenko USA 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 Tue
*n25 A Pavlyuchenkova RUS d n7 s6 Jelena Jankovic SRB 6-2, 5-7, 7-6(3) Wed
n9 s8 Maria Sharapova RUS d n57 Christina McHale USA 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 Tue

Maria twisting a serve

    Maria said: "After a really good start to the match, I didn't keep that level. I didn't keep doing what I was doing. I think I had a bit of a letdown. But [Christina is] a good competitor. She won't just give matches away, and she works really hard out there, and I think she really showed that today." WTA story

n11 s10 Sara Errani ITA d n66 Francesca Schiavone ITA 6-3, 6-1 Tue
n12 s11 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n40 Bojana Jovanovski SRB 6-4, 6-2 Tue

Ana after match point

*n20 Roberta Vinci ITA d n14 s13 Caroline Wozniacki DEN 6-3, 6-3 Wed
n15 s14 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n46 Alison Riske USA 6-2, 6-4 Wed
n16 s15 Sabine Lisicki GER d n117 wc Irina-Camelia Begu ROU 6-3, 6-4 Wed
n17 s16 Sloane Stephens USA d n82 q Petra Cetkovska CZE 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 Tue

Sloane about to swat a forehand

n19 Samantha Stosur AUS d n37 Garbine Muguruza ESP 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 Tue
n26 Lucie Safarova CZE d n39 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK 6-1, 6-2 Tue
*n51 q Caroline Garcia FRA d n35 Maria Kirilenko RUS walkover Wed

Madrid, 3rd Round, Thu noon
loser's prize: €45,530; points: 120
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n15 s14 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP 6-2, 6-3

Serena serving

    It was Serena's 650th career match victory.

    Serena said: "I feel like [Carla] played really well today. She made me work for every point and it wasn't an easy win. I think that was her goal today, was to put on a really good show and play really hard and show me what she's capable of. She's obviously capable of doing a lot on the court. She just won a title last week, so she's definitely not an easy player to play." WTA story

n2 s2 Na Li CHN d n17 s16 Sloane Stephens USA 2-6, 6-3, 6-2

Na driving a forehand

n3 s3 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n20 Roberta Vinci ITA 6-1, 6-1
n5 s4 Simona Halep ROU d n16 s15 Sabine Lisicki GER 5-7, 6-3, 6-2
n6 s5 Petra Kvitova CZE d n26 Lucie Safarova CZE 6-4, 6-3
n9 s8 Maria Sharapova RUS d n19 Samantha Stosur AUS 6-4, 6-3

Maria serving

*n51 q Caroline Garcia FRA d n11 s10 Sara Errani ITA 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
n12 s11 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n25 A Pavlyuchenkova RUS 6-1, 6-2

Madrid, QFs, Fri 11am
losers' prize: €87,680; points: 215
*n6 s5 Petra Kvitova CZE d n1 s1 Serena Williams USA walkover—left thigh injury
*n9 s8 Maria Sharapova RUS d n2 s2 Na Li CHN 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-3

Maria's backhand drive

    Maria said: "It really could have gone her way today. It was just a matter of a few points in the second set. I was down, I didn't play a great first set, and I found a way to get myself in a position to be in the third." AP story

n3 s3 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n51 q Caroline Garcia FRA 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
n5 s4 Simona Halep ROU d n12 s11 Ana Ivanovic SRB 6-2, 6-2

Simona about to connect with a backhand

Madrid, SFs, Sat 1130am
losers' prize: €172,425; points: 390
*n9 s8 Maria Sharapova RUS d n3 s3 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 6-1, 6-4

Maria driving a forehand

    Maria said: "I started the match off really well and I was doing all the right things. Then [Agnieszka] gained a bit of confidence and started going for her shots more. It became a little bit trickier than I wanted in the second set. I was happy that I came back and stepped it up and did the right things to get myself back in a good position in that set." WTA story

n5 s4 Simona Halep ROU d n6 s5 Petra Kvitova CZE 6(4)-7, 6-3, 6-2

Simona's backhand drive

    Simona said: "It's been an amazing week for me, I feel very well here in Madrid. I played really well, I was striking the ball really well." AP story

Madrid, Final, Sun 430pm+
loser's prize: €342,600; points: 650
winner's prize: €698,720; points: 1000
*n9 s8 Maria Sharapova RUS d n5 s4 Simona Halep ROU 1-6, 6-2, 6-3

     
Maria serving, Simona running down a forehand, Maria driving a backhand, and after match point

Madrid, Doubles Final, Sat
losers' prize: €102,034
winners' prize: €203,000
s2 Sara Errani & Roberta Vinci d Garbine Muguruza & Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3, 6-4

Madrid, Qual Finals, Sat May 4 11am
losers' prizes: q1 €1,250 2pts; q2 €2,555 20pts; qualifier 30 points
n51 Caroline Garcia FRA d n348 Laura Pous-Tio ESP 6-3, 6-3
*n79 Monica Niculescu ROU d n52 Jana Cepelova SVK 6-0, 6-1
*n98 Belinda Bencic SUI d n54 Camila Giorgi ITA 6-4, 7-5
n63 Karolina Pliskova CZE d n95 Teliana Pereira BRA 7-6(5), 7-6(7)
*n100 Kristina Mladenovic FRA d n70 Donna Vekic CRO 7-5, 6-0
*n127 Mariana Duque-Marino COL d n77 P Mayr-Achleitner AUT 4-3 retired
n82 Petra Cetkovska CZE d n86 Mona Barthel GER 6-4, 6-4
n97 Julia Goerges GER d n99 Katarzyna Piter POL 6-2, 6-4

Madrid, Withdrawals & non-entries
n4 Victoria Azarenka BLR left foot bone bruise
n32 Venus Williams USA illness
n62 Laura Robson GBR wrist surgery
n81 Bethanie Mattek Sands USA hip surgery


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