Of Bags and Bentleys: Sasnovich on settled ground after hiring Platenik, return to clay

Aliaksandra Sasnovich and Vladimir Platenik

Of Bags and Bentleys: Sasnovich on settled ground after hiring Platenik, return to clay Aliaksandra Sasnovich and Vladimir Platenik Aliaksandra Sasnovich finds a perfect match in Vladimir Platenik and is relishing her return to clay. But is it enough to get her first win over a World No.1?MADRID, Spain – Aliaksandra Sasnovich is soaking in the stability of a new coaching hire and a return to her beloved clay courts.     More information Here: Aliaksandra Sasnovich and Vladimir Platenik The affable Belarusian, ranked No.33, has hired veteran coach Vladamir…

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Osaka enters ‘zombie mode’ to win in Madrid, Pliskova crashes out

Naomi Osaka Zombie

Osaka enters ‘zombie mode’ to win in Madrid, Pliskova crashes out Naomi Osaka Zombie Madrid, May 8: Naomi Osaka went into “zombie mode” to reach the third round of the Madrid Open but Karolina Pliskova suffered a shock defeat to Kateryna Kozlova on Tuesday (May 7).Top seed Osaka had to go the distance to reach the last 16, serving up a final-set bagel to beat wildcard Sara Sorribes Tormo 7-6 (7-5) 3-6 6-0 at the Caja Magica.     More information Here: Naomi Osaka Zombie Simona Halep, who can return…

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Kerber out of Madrid with right ankle injury

Kerber Madrid Open

Kerber out of Madrid with right ankle injury Kerber Madrid Open No.4 seed Angelique Kerber was forced to withdraw from the Mutua Madrid Open ahead of her second round match with Petra Martic.No.4 seed Angelique Kerber was forced to withdraw from the Mutua Madrid Open on Tuesday prior to her second round match against Petra Martic with a right ankle injury.The German defeated Lesia Tsurenko in Sunday’s first round, 6-3, 6-2, but proved unable to continue in this week’s Premier Mandatory event after twisting her ankle in Tuesday morning practice.…

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Madrid Open: Sloane Stephens beats Victoria Azarenka to reach round of 16

Sloane Stephens Madrid Open

Madrid Open: Sloane Stephens beats Victoria Azarenka to reach round of 16 Sloane Stephens Madrid Open American Sloane Stephens recorded her fourth successive win over former world number one Victoria Azarenka to advance to the round of 16 at the Madrid Open.The 26-year-old world number eight was broken twice as Azarenka, now ranked 52, took the match to a deciding set.Belarusian Azarenka, 29, spurned two break points at 1-1 and Stephens won 6-4 2-6 6-2 in two hours, six minutes.     More information Here: Sloane Stephens Madrid Open Stephens…

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Simona Halep: ‘Serena Williams needs to play more events to win a Major’

Simona Halep and Serena Williams

Simona Halep: ‘Serena Williams needs to play more events to win a Major’ Simona Halep and Serena Williams On the Madrid Open Media Day, Simona Halep praised Serena Williams’ attempt to come back at her highest level after becoming a mother in 2017. “For me, it would be impossible to do something similar. I think she is able to win a new Grand Slam, but she would have to play more tournaments to find a better competition rhythm”, said the Romanian.     More information Here: Simona Halep and Serena…

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Ashleigh Barty v Yulia Putintseva Live Streaming, Preview, H2H and Timings: Third Round Beckons for Barty

Ashleigh Barty vs Yulia Putintseva

Ashleigh Barty v Yulia Putintseva Live Streaming, Preview, H2H and Timings: Third Round Beckons for Barty Ashleigh Barty vs Yulia Putintseva The number nine seed Ashleigh Barty of Australia will face Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva in the second round of the WTA Madrid Masters on Wednesday May 8th. The match is scheduled for 1 pm local time (12 pm BST) and you can find the Ashleigh Barty v Yulia Putintseva live streaming options here.     More information Here: Ashleigh Barty vs Yulia Putintseva Ashleigh Barty v Yulia Putintseva Head to…

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Barty makes it 10 straight wins at the Madrid Open

Ashleigh Barty vs Yulia Putintseva

Barty makes it 10 straight wins at the Madrid Open Ashleigh Barty vs Yulia Putintseva Australian Ashleigh Barty’s fine form in the lead-up to the French Open has continued with a 10th consecutive victory.     More information Here: Ashleigh Barty vs Yulia Putintseva The world No.9 defeated American Danielle Collins 6-1, 1-6, 6-1 to advance to the third round of the Madrid Open for the first time. Barty has taken to the red clay in the Spanish capital in her first tournament since claiming the Miami Open for the…

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Osaka vs Sasnovich WTA Madrid Preview, Predictions and Live Streaming: Osaka and Sasnovich battle for Madrid Open quarter final spot

Naomi Osaka vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich

Osaka vs Sasnovich WTA Madrid Preview, Predictions and Live Streaming: Osaka and Sasnovich battle for Madrid Open quarter final spot Naomi Osaka vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich Naomi Osaka vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich is live from Madrid on Wednesday, 8 May from 1:30pm local time/ 12:30pm BST. Osaka leads 2-0 on head-to-head, 4-0 in sets, and won 6-0 6-0 in their most recent meeting at last year’s US Open     More information Here: Naomi Osaka vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich Osaka arrived Madrid having never won a match at the venue, losing to Shuai…

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Mutua Madrid Open: Bencic wins tightly contest over Kuznetsova

Belinda Bencic vs Kateryna Kozlova

Mutua Madrid Open: Bencic wins tightly contest over Kuznetsova Belinda Bencic vs Kateryna Kozlova Belinda Bencic pulled out all the stops to remain the strongest one at the finish line Monday night. The Swiss powerhouse went the distance with Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova at the Mutua Madrid Open to win 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-3 on Arantxa Sanchez Court at La Caja Magica. It marked the 22-year old’s 23rd match win this season and the second straight in the tournament.     More information Here: Belinda Bencic vs Kateryna Kozlova The duo met…

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Stephens vs Zheng WTA Madrid live streaming, preview and tips – Stephens targets first Madrid quarter-final

Sloane Stephens vs Saisai Zheng

Stephens vs Zheng WTA Madrid live streaming, preview and tips – Stephens targets first Madrid quarter-final Sloane Stephens vs Saisai Zheng Sloane Stephens vs Zheng Saisai is live from Madrid around 5.30pm local time on Wednesday (4.30pm BST). Stephens won their only previous clash in Beijing last year     More information Here: Sloane Stephens vs Saisai Zheng Eighth seed Sloane Stephens has never been beyond the Round of 16 at the Premier Mandatory Mutua Madrid Open – will that change on Wednesday in the Spanish capital as she comes…

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