Simona Halep shows intent with first-round demolition in Paris

Simona Halep knows the claycourts of Paris well after winning the juniors` title here six years ago, and she showed a firm intent to shake up the main tournament with a first-round demolition of Alisa Kleybanova.

Injury-plagued former world number one Safina retires

Former world number one Dinara Safina, whose career was wrecked by a series of back injuries, formally announced her retirement in a ceremony at the Madrid Open on Sunday.

Sharapova wins Madrid Open title

Maria Sharapova fought back to defeat Simona Halep 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday to win her second clay title of the season at the Madrid Open.

Sharapova ousts Radwanska to claim Madrid final berth

Maria Sharapova recovered from a second-set wobble to dispatch third seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1 6-4 on Saturday and set up a Madrid Open final clash against rising talent Simona Halep.

Murray seeking `motivating` coach who `can get him learning and improving again`

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has said that he needs a coach who can motivate him and get him learning and improving again, as he looks for a suitable replacement for Ivan Lendl before the French Open.

Nadal continues, Li Na loses in Madrid Open

Rafael Nadal enjoyed another comfortable win on his way to the semifinals of the Madrid Open Friday while two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na was forced to cut her Madrid journey short.

Serena withdraws from Madrid quarter-final, Rome

World number one Serena Williams pulled out of her quarter-final at the Madrid Open against Petra Kvitova on Friday morning due to a thigh injury and also stated her intention not to compete in Rome next week.

Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams ease into Madrid quarter-finals

World number one Rafael Nadal remained on course to retain his Madrid Masters title with a comfortable 6-1, 6-4 win over Finland`s Jarkko Nieminen on Thursday.

Easy wins for Nadal, Williams in Madrid Open

Serena Williams swept into the last 16 with a comfortable 6-2, 6-3 victory over China`s Peng Shuai, while Rafael Nadal began defence of his crown with a crushing 6-1, 6-0 win over Argentina`s Juan Monaco in Madrid Tennis Open Wednesday.

Rafael Nadal thrashes Monaco to rediscover touch on clay

Rafa Nadal launched the defence of his Madrid Open title by breezing past Juan Monaco 6-1 6-0 on Wednesday to rediscover his touch on his favoured clay after surprise exits in his last two tournaments.

Sania-Cara pair moves to quarterfinals of Madrid Open

Fifth seeds Sania Mirza and Cara Black had little problem in dispatching Hao-Ching Chan and Chanelle Scheepers as they scored a comfortable straight sets victory to progress to the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open, here on Wednesday.

Sharapova joins Li Na to move into third round of Madrid Open

Russian ace Maria Sharapova has joined Chinese star Li Na in moving into the third round of the women`s Madrid Open following their respective second round wins on Tuesday.

Li Na, Radwanska sail into second round of Madrid Open

Chinese ace Li Na and her Polish counterpart Agnieszka Radwanska have sailed into the second round of the Madrid Open, sealing their place in the last-32 with their respective victories in the opening round.

Nishikori, Tsonga, Verdasco enter second round of Madrid Open

Japan`s Kei Nishikori, American John Isner, Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Spaniard Fernando Verdasco have sailed into the second round of the Madrid Open on the men`s side with their respective victories in the opening round.

Top seeds unscathed as tennis world honours Baltacha

Li Na and Agnieszka Radwanska were among the big name winners at the Madrid Open on Monday as the tennis world paid their respects to the shocking death of Elena Baltacha.

Li Na, Radwanska safely through in Madrid

Australian Open champion Li Na avoided a repeat of her shock first round exit at the Madrid Open last year with a 6-1, 7-6 (9/7) win over Belgian Kirsten Flipkens on Monday.

Sharapova cruises into second round of Madrid Open

Four-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova defeated Czech Republic tennis star Klara Koukalova in straight sets 6-1, 6-2 to ease into the second round of the Madrid Open on Sunday.

Madrid Open: Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to lift title

World no 1 Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-4 in straight sets to lift the Madrid Open title for the first time in over a decade on Sunday.

Rafael Nadal defeats Stanislas Wawrinka to win Madrid Open final

Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova in straight sets to win the Madrid Open final on Sunday.

Nadal faces Wawrinka in Madrid Open final

Spain`s Rafael Nadal will face Swiss Stanislaus Wawrinka in the final of the men`s competition of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis late Sunday after both won their respective semi-finals Saturday.