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Swiatek sores maiden Madrid title in three-set thriller

WORLD number one Iga Swiatek overcame defending champion Aryna Sabalenka in the 2024 Madrid Open final overnight, winning in a three-hour and 11-minute epic contest. The Polish star had to pull out everything she had to defeat her rival, winning 7-5 4-6 7-6. The WTA 1000 title was the 20th of her young career, as […]

Sabalenka surges home to reach Madrid final

REIGNING Madrid Open WTA 1000 champion Aryna Sabalenka came back from a disappointing first set to run over the top of Elena Rybakina in an epic three-set semi-final match. Sabalenka lost the first set 6-1 and was a break down in the second before finding a way to come back and close out the contest […]

Rybakina completes stunning Madrid comeback

KAZAKHSTAN Grand Slam champion Elena Rybakina had to fight back from an incredible deficit to overcome her compatriot Yulia Putintseva in a hard-fought three-set match. Rybakina face two match points at 2-5 15-40 down in the deciding set only to come back and hold, on her way to winning five consecutive games and advance to […]

Mirra image – Andreeva crushes Vondrousova

RUSSIAN teenager Mirra Andreeva has backed up her breakthrough WTA 1000 Madrid Open performance last year with another fourth round appearance in 2024. The talented 16-year-old said after her first round win over American Taylor Townsend that the tournament was her “place of power” and that power ramped up with a third round straight sets […]

Defending champ Sabalenka survives scare

WORLD number two Aryna Sabalenka has survived a massive scare from Poland’s Magda Linette, needing three sets and two hours and nine minutes to shake off the determined world number 48. The Belarusian was gunning for a record-equalling third title in Madrid, but admitted her form was not up to scratch compared to her rivals, […]

Osaka eases into Madrid second round

JAPANESE Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka made it through to the second round of the 2024 Madrid Open overnight with a dominant 79-minute win over Belgian lucky loser, Greet Minnen. The former world number one is still returning to the WTA Tour, but gained her first clay court win in two years at the WTA […]

Wildcard Eala upsets former top 30 player in Madrid

SHE might be her nation’s only ranked player, but Phillipines’ Alexandra Eala showed she can punch above her weight with the world number 170 getting the job done against former top 30 player, Lesia Tsurenko, at the Madrid Open. The 18-year-old talent came back from a set down on Arantxa Sanchez Stadium to post a […]

2024 WTA Madrid Open preview

CLAY court season is well underway and it is time for another combined 1000 event between the WTA and ATP Tours, with the world’s best players descending on Spain for the Madrid Open. The clay court event features 96 players in the women’s singles draw, with the 32 seeded players receiving a bye in the […]

Sabs slays Swiatek in Madrid

IN the latest chapter of the famed rivalry between the top two female tennis players in the world, Aryna Sabalenka downed Iga Swiatek in three sets to take out the Madrid Open 1000 title. The world number two won 6-3 3-6 6-3 in two hours and 26 minutes for her first win over the world […]

Sabalenka bites back with upset win over Barty

ARYNA Sabalenka has reversed the result of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in almost stunning style to defeat world number one Ash Barty and claim the 2021 Mutua Madrid Open title. The Belarusian fifth seed did not even drop a game in the first set – something she conceded to Barty in the second set […]

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