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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Rafael Nadal vs Felix Auger-Aliassime Madrid Masters 2019 Preview and Prediction

Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal vs Felix Auger-Aliassime Madrid Masters 2019 Preview and Prediction Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal will once again attempt to win his first title of 2019, this time in Madrid. He plays the young Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime in the opener with either Frances Tiafoe or Philipp Kohlschreiber waiting in the third round.Nadal is a five time winner in Madrid but failed to take the title last year, losing to Dominic Thiem in the quarter finals.     More information Here: Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Rafael Nadal The second…

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Nadal’s Eyes Are Wide Open For ‘Complicated’ Felix Clash

Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Rafael Nadal

Nadal’s Eyes Are Wide Open For ‘Complicated’ Felix Clash Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Rafael Nadal Spaniard going for sixth Madrid title this week Five-time champion Rafael Nadal isn’t one to take opponents lightly, and he’ll be prepared with eyes wide open when he meets #NextGenATP Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime on Wednesday in the Spanish capital.The two have never met, but Nadal knows well what #NextGenATP Canadians can pull off at ATP Masters 1000 events. The Spaniard fell victim to then 18-year-old Denis Shapovalov at the 2017 Coupe Rogers in Montreal.    …

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Simona Halep vs Viktoria Kuzmova Madrid Open 2019 Preview and Prediction

Simona Halep vs Viktoria Kuzmova

Simona Halep vs Viktoria Kuzmova Madrid Open 2019 Preview and Prediction Simona Halep vs Viktoria Kuzmova Simona Halep continues her hunt for a third Madrid title in four years on Wednesday afternoon, taking on Viktoria Kuzmova. The Slovakian is much improving and now a top 50 player but it will be a tough ask against the top clay player on tour. Kuzmova has played eight times against top 10 players in her short career, with just a win against Kiki Bertens in her eight attempts.     More information Here:…

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Defending champion Petra Kvitova reaches third round at Madrid Open

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Defending champion Petra Kvitova reaches third round at Madrid Open Caroline Garcia vs Petra Kvitova MADRID – Defending champion Petra Kvitova defeated Kristina Mladenovic 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) to reach the third round of the Madrid Open on Monday.The second-seeded Czech outlasted Mladenovic by winning the last three points in the tiebreaker to close out the match in nearly two hours.     More information Here: Caroline Garcia vs Petra Kvitova Kvitova, seeking her fourth Madrid Open title, was in control until losing her serve midway through the second set, letting…

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Simona Halep favourite to win French Open: Justine Henin

Simona Halep French Open

Simona Halep favourite to win French Open: Justine Henin Simona Halep French Open Seven-time grand slam champion Justine Henin believes Halep has a complete game required to be played on clay and thus would be the favourite to lift the title.Last year in a gruelling French Open final, Halep had defeated US Open champion Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to secure her first major title.     More information Here: Simona Halep French Open Former world number one Justine Henin believes defending champion Simona Halep is favourite to win the…

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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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