Madrid Gallery: Greatest Hits... So Far
The WTA stars have been crushing the ball for five days at the Mutua Madrid Open - here are 10 of the best action shots from the biggest names like Li Na, Maria Sharapova and Eugenie Bouchard.
Published May 07, 2014 12:10
Eugenie Bouchard gave Agnieszka Radwanska all kinds of trouble but the World No.3 was too solid...
Giant-killer Camila Giorgi almost qualified for the main draw but was just edged by Belinda Bencic.
Zheng Jie has one of the most feared forehands on the tour - but Li Na's was just a bit more fearsome.
In another all-country clash, Bojana Jovanovski fell short to fellow Serb Ana Ivanovic second round.
The closest call of them all was Maria Sharapova's squeaker against an inspired Christina McHale.
Garbiñe Muguruza, Spain's No.2, was edged in three sets by 2010 French Open finalist Sam Stosur.
Jelena Jankovic played Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the last second round match - Pavlyuchenkova won.
Sharapova's movement on clay has improved light years the last few years - including her sliding...
Another huge improvement has been Li Na's net play, something she has stated is a major goal of hers.
Simona Halep's buggy whip forehand is always a big weapon, but now her serve is coming on strong too...