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Madrid Gallery: Star-Studded Opening

A number of WTA and ATP World Tour stars - including Victoria Azarenka, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams - were on hand to officially open this year's Mutua Madrid Open on Thursday.

Published May 02, 2013 12:00

With the trophy shining in the foreground, three tennis legends were among those at the ceremony.
With the trophy shining in the foreground, three tennis legends were among those at the ceremony.
Though she has missed some time due to injury, Victoria Azarenka is still a perfect 17-0 in 2013...
Though she has missed some time due to injury, Victoria Azarenka is still a perfect 17-0 in 2013...
Serena Williams' health has been strong - she replaced Azarenka at No.1 in the world in February.
Serena Williams' health has been strong - she replaced Azarenka at No.1 in the world in February.
Also among those in attendance were Spanish veterans Anabel Medina Garrigues and Fernando Verdasco.
Also among those in attendance were Spanish veterans Anabel Medina Garrigues and Fernando Verdasco.
Williams is the defending champion at the Mutua Madrid Open, beating Azarenka in last year's final.
Williams is the defending champion at the Mutua Madrid Open, beating Azarenka in last year's final.
Perhaps surprisingly, Rafael Nadal and Williams have won at the same Grand Slam event only twice.
Perhaps surprisingly, Rafael Nadal and Williams have won at the same Grand Slam event only twice.
Nadal and Williams' only matching Grand Slams are the 2009 Australian Open and 2010 Wimbledon.
Nadal and Williams' only matching Grand Slams are the 2009 Australian Open and 2010 Wimbledon.
Feliciano López and Milos Raonic were also on hand as the Mutua Madrid Open was officially opened.
Feliciano López and Milos Raonic were also on hand as the Mutua Madrid Open was officially opened.
  • With the trophy shining in the foreground, three tennis legends were among those at the ceremony.
  • Though she has missed some time due to injury, Victoria Azarenka is still a perfect 17-0 in 2013...
  • Serena Williams' health has been strong - she replaced Azarenka at No.1 in the world in February.
  • Also among those in attendance were Spanish veterans Anabel Medina Garrigues and Fernando Verdasco.
  • Williams is the defending champion at the Mutua Madrid Open, beating Azarenka in last year's final.
  • Perhaps surprisingly, Rafael Nadal and Williams have won at the same Grand Slam event only twice.
  • Nadal and Williams' only matching Grand Slams are the 2009 Australian Open and 2010 Wimbledon.
  • Feliciano López and Milos Raonic were also on hand as the Mutua Madrid Open was officially opened.
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