Found May 10, 2013 on Tennis Panorama :
PLAYERS: Serena Williams
By Tumaini Carayol ( May 10, 2013) Madrid – First to book her place in the final four was Serena Williams, but it wasn’t in the manner expected. The tournament and majority of onlookers had firmly resigned themselves to a routine straight-setter to the expense of their home favorite. Early on, it appeared Williams was [...]

Serena Williams tweets that she lost her "blanky"

Breaking news....Serena Williams lost her blanky... I lost my blanky :( — Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) May 12, 2013 Although we don't know what that necessarily "the blanky" is, we hope that she recovers it in time to celebrate her Madrid Open win.

Serena Williams Thinks Her Way Into Madrid Final

  By Tumaini Carayol (May 11, 2013) When Serena Williams opened with an effortless forehand winner before a statement opening service hold, one could be forgiven for assuming this was an indication that she intended to put right what had gone so terribly wrong in the previous match. That all the factors that contributed to [...]

Serena holds on to No. 1 ranking

Defending champion Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-4 in the final of the Madrid Open Sunday to both retain her No. 1 ranking and collect her 50th career title. With the top ranking at stake, Williams stormed out to an early lead as Sharapova struggled with her serve. The second-ranked Russian briefly recovered her poise in the second set, but Williams' form never...

Serena squeaks into Madrid semifinals

Top-ranked Serena Williams outlasted Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-3, 0-6, 7-5 to reach the Madrid Open semifinals on Friday. Williams appeared to wear down against the scrappy Spaniard on the red clay court, and after getting blanked in the second set she fell behind 4-2 in the decider. But the defending champion rallied back to break Medina Garrigues' serve twice to move on....

Serena advances to Madrid final

Top-ranked Serena Williams will have a chance to win her 50th career title after beating Sara Errani of Italy 7-5, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final of the Madrid Open. After a skittish start, Williams dominated Errani and broke her final service game in both sets. ''I feel I played solid,'' Williams said. ''In the second set more than in the first, I made...

How Serena Williams Defeated Maria Sharapova in Madrid

  By Tumaini Carayol (May 12, 2013) MADRID – Since their fateful Australian Open final all those years ago, contests between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova have come to closer resemble brutal murder than a simple tennis match. Over 6 of the most turbulent years the WTA has seen, one of the few constants to [...]

Final 2013 Madrid Open Results

MUTUA MADRID OPEN Madrid, Spain May 4-12, 2013 Red Clay/Outdoors Results – Sunday, May 12, 2013 Women’s Singles – Final (1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (2) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 61 64 Women’s Doubles – Final (May 11th) Pavlyuchenkova/Safarova (RUS/CZE) d. Black/Erakovic (ZIM/NZL) 62 64 Men’s Singles – Final [5] R Nadal (ESP) d [15] S [...]

Madrid Open – Friday Results, Saturday Schedule

MUTUA MADRID OPEN Madrid, Spain May 4-12, 2013 Red Clay/Outdoors Results – Friday, May 10, 2013 Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals (1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (WC) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 63 06 75 (2) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. Kaia Kanepi (EST) 62 64 (16) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. (6) Angelique Kerber (GER) 63 61 (7) [...]
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