2015 WTA Madrid Open Women's Singles Tennis Results (Sports - WTA Tennis)    

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  WTA May 2-10: Madrid

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n1 Serena Williams USA
n2 Simona Halep ROU
n3 Maria Sharapova RUS
n4 Petra Kvitova CZE
n5 Caroline Wozniacki DEN
n6 Eugenie Bouchard CAN
n7 Ana Ivanovic SRB
n8 Ekaterina Makarova RUS
n9 Agnieszka Radwanska POL
n10 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP
n11 Andrea Petkovic GER
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Madrid:

#27 Svetlana Kuznetsova
5' 8˝" 161lb RH 2H-BH
Madrid:

#4 Petra Kvitova
6'0" 154lb LH 2H-BH

    On Saturday in Spain, in the final of the Mutua Madrid Open, the 2011 Madrid champ (and 2015 champion at Sydney), 25 year old 4th seeded #4 (career high: #2) Petra Kvitova from Fulnek, Czech Republic, defeated the 2009 French Open (and 2004 US Open) champion, 29 year old #27 (career high: #2) Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia (residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco), 6-1, 6-2 (Svetlana is shown during the match; Petra is shown holding the hardware afterward).

    Petra's prize is €799,450 (about $904,004 US); Svetlana's prize is €392,000 (about $443,267 US).

    Petra said: "I knew that I had to play aggressively because Svetlana's a great player on clay, and the last time we played in Paris, I lost to her when we played the normal rallies. So I knew that I had to make a lot of winners, and I knew I that had to go for the volley if I got the opportunity. That's what I was trying to do, and it worked well. I'm glad everything went how I wanted." WTA story

    Petra now leads Svetlana 4-1 in career matches. Their previous meeting was in 2014 on red clay in the 3rd round of the French Open at Roland Garros, when Svetlana defeated Petra 6(3)-7, 6-1, 9-7.

    Petra is now 16-5 in WTA singles finals, and has a 19-5 singles match record this season. Svetlana is now 14-21 in WTA singles finals, and is 11-10 in matches this year.

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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

    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.

   
2015: Young ladies looking darned good at the players' party on Sunday, May 3 in Madrid
included Alize Cornet, Anabel Medina Garrigues, and 2014 tourney champ Maria Sharapova...
Madrid, 1st Rnd, Sat-Sun 11am
losers' prize: €14,830; points: 10
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n36 Madison Brengle USA 6-0, 6-1 Tue

Serena about to swat a forehand

    Serena said: "I was able to win good today, but [Madison has] been playing really well. I've been following her results. She got to the semifinals of her last clay court event and she's been having some good wins. When I play a person I know has done well or is doing well, I have to be really focused every point." WTA story

*n28 Alize Cornet FRA d n2 s2 Simona Halep ROU 7-6(6), 6-3 Tue

Alize's forehand drive

    Alize said: "It went great for me. I played really amazing on the center court. The first set was really tight and I saved a set point by doing an amazing backhand down the line. The second was tight as well... I had to be focused to the end." WTA story

n3 s3 Maria Sharapova RUS d n21 Timea Bacsinszky SUI 6-2, 6-3 Tue

Maria driving a forehand

    Maria said: "Facing an opponent I'd lost to previously in Wuhan in two sets, and someone that's been playing really good tennis this year, I knew this would be a tough match. There's no doubt about this and I was ready after having a good practice week." WTA story

n4 s4 Petra Kvitova CZE d n137 q Olga Govortsova BLR 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 Tue
n5 s5 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d n49 Jarmila Gajdosova AUS 6-3, 6-0 Tue
*n22 Barbora Strycova CZE d n6 s6 Eugenie Bouchard CAN 0-6, 6-3, 6-3 Tue
n7 s7 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n69 wc Alexandra Dulgheru ROU 2-6, 7-6(1), 4-0 Sat

Ana after winning a point

    Ana said: "I thought I started the match really well, but then I really dropped my level. [Alexandra] definitely raised hers. She wasn't making any errors. But after working hard through that second set I was feeling more confident, and I definitely raised my level again in the third set. I'm really happy to be through and to have an opportunity to improve for my next match." WTA story

*n27 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d n8 s8 Ekaterina Makarova RUS 6-2, 6-1 Sat
n9 s9 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n97 wc Lara Arruabarrena ESP 6-4, 6-3 Sat
n10 s10 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n32 Zarina Diyas KAZ 6-4, 6-4 Tue
n11 s11 Andrea Petkovic GER d n26 Flavia Pennetta ITA 6-3, 7-5 Tue
*n24 Samantha Stosur AUS d n12 s12 Angelique Kerber GER 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 Tue
n13 s13 Lucie Safarova CZE d n45 Alison Riske USA 6-4, 6-2 Sat
n14 s14 Karolina Pliskova CZE d n67 wc Silvia Soler-Espinosa ESP 6-1, 6-2 Tue
n15 s15 Sara Errani ITA d n301 q Paula Badosa Gibert ESP 3-0 retired Tue
*n31 Victoria Azarenka BLR d n16 s16 Venus Williams USA 6-3, 7-5 Tue

Vika about to swat a backhand

*n50 Kaia Kanepi EST d n17 Madison Keys USA 6-4, 6-3 Sat
*n37 Coco Vandeweghe USA d n19 Sabine Lisicki GER 7-6(3), 3-6, 7-5 Tue
n20 Garbine Muguruza ESP d n149 Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor ESP 6-1, 6-1 Tue
*n41 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS d n23 Shuai Peng CHN 6-1, 6-2 Tue
n25 Elina Svitolina UKR d n55 Daniela Hantuchova SVK 6-0, 6-3 Tue
n29 Caroline Garcia FRA d n63 q Mirjana Lucic-Baroni CRO 6-4, 6-4 Tue
n30 Varvara Lepchenko USA d n100 q Andreea Mitu ROU 7-6(3), 6-4 Tue
n33 Irina-Camelia Begu ROU d n52 Kurumi Nara JPN 7-6(6), 6-1 Sat
*n60 Ajla Tomljanovic SRB d n34 Belinda Bencic SUI 6-4, 6-3 Tue
*n54 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL d n35 Camila Giorgi ITA 6-1, 6-1 Tue
n38 Sloane Stephens USA d n170 sr B Mattek-Sands USA 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 Sat
*n64 q Christina McHale USA d n39 Mona Barthel GER 6-3, 6-2 Tue
*n110 q Mariana Duque-Marino COL d n40 Heather Watson GBR 0-6, 6-3, 7-6(11) Tue
n43 Roberta Vinci ITA d n47 Monica Puig PUR 2-6, 7-6(6), 6-4 Tue
n44 Casey Dellacqua AUS d n71 wc Francesca Schiavone ITA 6-4, 7-6(5) Sat
n66 q Julia Goerges GER d n82 q Marina Erakovic NZL 6-1, 0-6, 6-4 Tue

Madrid, 2nd Round, Mon-Tue 11am & noon
losers' prize: €27,460; points: 65
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n38 Sloane Stephens USA 6-4, 6-0 Mon

Serena driving a backhand

n3 s3 Maria Sharapova RUS d n110 q Mariana Duque-Marino COL 6-1, 6-2 Tue

Maria following a backhand

    Maria said: "I knew maybe [Mariana] wasn't going to hit a crazy amount of winners, but she would stay in the point and make me work for it... [For me] it wasn't about hitting winners, but being consistent with depth and looking for my opportunities to move forward." WTA story

n4 s4 Petra Kvitova CZE d n37 Coco Vandeweghe USA 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 Tue

Petra driving a backhand

n5 s5 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d n64 q Christina McHale USA 7-5, 6-0 Mon

Caro dispatching a forehand

    About her 3rd round opponent, Agnieszka Radwanska, Caroline said: "We grew up playing together. We've known each other since we were both eight years old. There are no secrets out there. We practice together all the time, and we play against each other a lot too. She's been playing really well this week, so it's going to be a really tough match." WTA story

n7 s7 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n25 Elina Svitolina UKR 6-3, 6-4 Tue

Ana after winning a point

n9 s9 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n44 Casey Dellacqua AUS 6-2, 6-1 Mon

Aga driving a forehand

n10 s10 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n66 q Julia Goerges GER 6-3, 7-5 Tue
*n33 Irina-Camelia Begu ROU d n11 s11 Andrea Petkovic GER walkover—gastrointestinal illness Mon
n13 s13 Lucie Safarova CZE d n54 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL 6-3, 6-1 Mon
*n29 Caroline Garcia FRA d n14 s14 Karolina Pliskova CZE 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 Tue

Caroline following a forehand

*n41 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS d n15 s15 Sara Errani ITA 3-6, 7-6(7), 6-4 Tue
*n27 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d n20 Garbine Muguruza ESP 6-3, 5-7, 7-5 Mon
n31 Victoria Azarenka BLR d n60 Ajla Tomljanovic SRB 6-3, 6-3 Tue

Vika signing autographs after the match

n22 Barbora Strycova CZE d n30 Varvara Lepchenko USA 6-4, 6-2 Tue
n24 Samantha Stosur AUS d n50 Kaia Kanepi EST 6-3, 6-2 Mon
*n43 Roberta Vinci ITA d n28 Alize Cornet FRA 6-4, 7-5 Mon

Roberta after winning a point

Madrid, 3rd Round, Wed noon
loser's prize: €52,090; points: 120
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n31 Victoria Azarenka BLR 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-6(1)

 
Vika and Serena firing forehands

    Victoria struggled with injuries in 2014. Serena said: "She's absolutely on her way back. It's so good to see a Grand Slam champion like her playing so well. I'm always rooting for her when she plays. Yeah, so it's good to see her on her way back. She's clearly doing great." WTA story

    Vika said: "I think overall it was a great match. I think the one negative part I can take about today is the result. Overall I felt like I played a pretty high level, I was there on every point. It just didn't go my way in the end, but overall I should take more positives out of today."

n3 s3 Maria Sharapova RUS d n29 Caroline Garcia FRA 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

Maria twisting a serve

    Maria said: "I think really in the third it just came down to a few points. I think [Caroline] was the more aggressive player in the third set. She was going for a lot. Of course I could have had a higher percentage of first serves. Even on some good second serves she stepped in and hit some really good shots and there was just not much I could do. I think the percentage from her dropped a bit at the end." WTA story

n4 s4 Petra Kvitova CZE d n41 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS 6-1, 6-4

Petra driving a backhand

    Petra said: "I'm glad I did everything well. Especially that I served well. The last game was really important, and I made it from 0-40. I'm happy for that for sure. I didn't expect that I was going to play three, four matches here before the tournament, so I'm really glad to still be in." WTA story

n5 s5 Caroline Wozniacki DEN d n9 s9 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 6-3, 6-2

Caroline launching a forehand

*n10 s10 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n7 s7 Ana Ivanovic SRB 7-5, 1-6, 6-4
n13 s13 Lucie Safarova CZE d n43 Roberta Vinci ITA 6-4, 6(6)-7, 6-0
*n33 Irina-Camelia Begu ROU d n22 Barbora Strycova CZE 6-4, 6-4
*n27 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d n24 Samantha Stosur AUS 5-7, 6-2, 7-6(5)

Madrid, QFs, Thu 11am
losers' prize: €100,315; points: 215
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n10 s10 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP 6-1, 6-3

Serena serving

    It was Serena's 27th consecutive match victory, her 19th straight win at Madrid, and her 50th consecutive match victory at WTA Premier Mandatory events.

    Serena said: "I approach everything as I want to do the best that I can. I'm so determined for every single point. If I lost the match, it's okay, as long as I know I gave the best I could on that day." WTA story

    Carla said: "[Serena is] playing her game, dominating and hitting some really good winners. The winners just come out when she plays. Everything works for her."

n3 s3 Maria Sharapova RUS d n5 s5 Caroline Wozniacki DEN 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

Maria driving a forehand

    Maria said: "I think I became a little bit more aggressive at the end. I was so far back for a long period of time after winning the first set. I definitely thought that was an improvement, something I started doing better in the third. And opening up the court a little bit more and then moving forward. I was staying too far back and letting her get in the rallies, which she's really good at." WTA story

n4 s4 Petra Kvitova CZE d n33 Irina-Camelia Begu ROU 7-5, 6-3
*n27 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d n13 s13 Lucie Safarova CZE 5-7, 7-6(5), 7-6(3)

Madrid, SFs, Fri 11am & 1pm
losers' prize: €197,280; points: 390
*n4 s4 Petra Kvitova CZE d n1 s1 Serena Williams USA 6-2, 6-3

 
Serena serving, and Petra following a forehand

    Petra had been 0-5 in previous matches against Serena. Petra said: "For sure I'm happy I won today. I had never beaten [Serena], so it's a really special moment for me." WTA story

    Serena said: "I think [Petra] just played well today. I mean, she went for broke on every serve, every return. I hit some second serves, 170, 175, and she just hit them for winners. I was very slow off the mark. After my serve I wasn't moving as well as I should have. You know, I wasn't in it. I wasn't Serena today. I think that was the main thing."

*n27 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d n3 s3 Maria Sharapova RUS 6-2, 6-4

 
Maria driving a forehand, and Svetlana following one

    Svetlana said: "I feel very happy, it was a very tough match. I was playing good, serving good. Everything was working well." WTA story

Madrid, Final, Sat 530pm
loser's prize: €392,000; points: 650
winner's prize: €799,450; points: 1000
n4 s4 Petra Kvitova CZE d n27 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 6-1, 6-2

 
Svetlana and Petra following forehands

Madrid, Doubles Final, Sat
losers' prize: €121,200
winners' prize: €247,560
Casey Dellacqua & Yaroslava Shvedova d Garbine Muguruza & Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3, 6(4)-7, (10-5)

Madrid, Qual Finals, Sat May 2 11am
losers' prizes: q1 €1,740 2pts; q2 €3,420 20pts; qualifier 30 points
*n301 Paula Badosa Gibert ESP d n58 Lauren Davis USA 7-5, 6-4
*n82 Marina Erakovic NZL d n61 Monica Niculescu ROU 2-6, 7-6(8), 6-3
*n110 Mariana Duque-Marino COL d n62 Bojana Jovanovski SRB 6-3, 6-3
n63 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni CRO d n95 Stefanie Voegele SUI 6-2, 6-0
n64 Christina McHale USA d n169 Donna Vekic CRO 6-3, 6-2
n66 Julia Goerges GER d n107 Sesil Karatantcheva BUL 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
n100 Andreea Mitu ROU d n123 Richel Hogenkamp NED 6-0, 7-6(5)
*n137 Olga Govortsova BLR d n113 Misaki Doi JPN 7-6(4), 7-6(1)

Madrid, Withdrawals & non-entries
n18 Jelena Jankovic SRB right foot injury
n48 Johanna Larsson SWE right elbow injury
n51 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK right achilles injury


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