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Upcoming Tournaments

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Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
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Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
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Apia International Sydney

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Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Jan 11 - Jan 16
Hobart International

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Hobart, AUSTRALIA
Jan 11 - Jan 17
Australian Open

Australian Open

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Jan 19 - Jan 31
Mutua Madrid Open

Mutua Madrid Open

Madrid, SPAIN
May 03 - May 10

Tournament Info

Tier: Premier
Prize Money: $0
Surface: Clay
Director:
WTA tennis in Madrid dates back to 1996, with an event held the week before the French Open through 2003. Also, the Spanish capital hosted the season-ending WTA Championships in 2006 and 2007. What is now known as the Mutua Madrid Open, one of four Premier Mandatory tournaments on the calendar, debuted in 2009 running alongside the ATP event that launched in 2002.

The venue that hosts the event, La Caja Mágica (The Magic Box), was unveiled in 2009 at a special ceremony attended by the Spanish Prime Minister and Mayor of Madrid. The facility houses three clay courts with retractable roofs. Center Court - Manolo Santana Stadium - can hold 12,500 people, and Court 2 - Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario Stadium - and Court 3 seat 3,500 and 2,500, respectively. That allows for up to three matches to be played simultaneously in the event of rain, a luxury that none of the four majors offer.

Since its inception, the tournament has been a leader in innovations. Those have included having models work as ball boys and ball girls, showing the finals in 3D at Spanish cinemas, having Elena Dementieva and Caroline Wozniacki play 'Underground Tennis' on the tracks of one of Madrid's busiest Metro stations in 2009 and having Maria Sharapova square off with Spanish motorcycle rider Fonsi Nieto in a speed competition of her serve against his bike in 2010. The idea that received the most attention was the event becoming the first-ever to be played on blue clay - switching from its traditional red clay - for 2012.

Back to red clay in 2013, Madrid saw its first repeat winner in Serena Williams. Maria Sharapova was victorious in 2014.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2014 Maria Sharapova Roberta Vinci / Sara Errani
2013 Serena Williams Lucie Safarova / Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
2012 Serena Williams Roberta Vinci / Sara Errani
2011 Petra Kvitova Maria Kirilenko / Victoria Azarenka
2010 Aravane Rezai Venus Williams / Serena Williams
2009 Dinara Safina Cara Black / Liezel Huber
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  • Top 5 Highlights Of 2014: No.1...

    November 28, 2014
    All week we've been counting down the Top 5 most-watched video highlights of the year, and we're down to No.1 - a prelude to the best Grand Slam final of the year...
  • Brain Game: Sharapova Vs Halep

    May 12, 2014
    Take a look back at the championship match of the Mutua Madrid Open between Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep, but this time from a statistical perspective, courtesy of Craig O'Shannessy.
  • Sharapova & Halep Look Back On Final

    May 12, 2014
    Maria Sharapova put on quite the spectacle in Madrid on Sunday and they might get the chance to do it all again at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia.
  • Sharapova Conquers Halep & Madrid

    May 11, 2014
    After a difficult first set, Maria Sharapova found her very best tennis to overcome Simona Halep and win the Mutua Madrid Open. Is she the favorite for Roland Garros?
  • Dinara Safina Officially Retires

    May 11, 2014
    Dinara Safina officially called it a career in Madrid - read about her career, see 20 of her best moments and watch an interview with the former World No.1 here.
  • Madrid Final: As It Happened

    May 11, 2014
    Game-by-game coverage of the Mutua Madrid Open final between Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep.
  • WTA Insider: Madrid Final Need To Know

    May 11, 2014
    Your quick two minute recap video from #WTAinsider on finals day at the Mutua Madrid Open.
  • Errani & Vinci On Top In Madrid

    May 10, 2014
    Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci captured their third WTA doubles title of the year, and by doing so extended their lead on the Road To Singapore doubles leaderboard.
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  • Madrid Gallery: An Epic Finals Weekend

    May 11, 2014
    From Maria Sharapova's triumph to Dinara Safina calling it a career and an Italian doubles pair picking up steam, see all the best pics from Finals Weekend here.
  • Madrid Gallery: Fifteen Great Action Shots

    May 09, 2014
    Serves, forehands, backhands, sliding - it's all critical to success on clay courts, and the stars of the WTA have been showing all those skills off at the Mutua Madrid Open so far this week.
  • Madrid Gallery: Ana Shines Off The Court

    May 08, 2014
    Former World No.1 Ana Ivanovic hasn't just been one of the main attractions on the court this week, she's been one of the biggest off of it - check out more pics from the Spanish capital!
  • Madrid Gallery: Greatest Hits... So Far

    May 07, 2014
    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.
  • Madrid Gallery: The Moment Of Silence

    May 06, 2014
    The tennis family came together on center court at the Mutua Madrid Open on Monday for a moment of silence in honor of Elena Baltacha, who tragically passed away the day before.
  • Madrid Gallery: The Best Of The Weekend

    May 05, 2014
    WTA stars like Serena Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska joined ATP World Tour stars like Rafael Nadal and Stanislas Wawrinka for all kinds of buzz in Madrid.
  • Madrid Gallery: Who's That Pooch?

    May 12, 2013
    Sunday was a special day for Serena Williams for many reasons, and afterwards her team came onto the court to celebrate - including her very sharply-dressed dog. What's that pooch's name?
  • Madrid Gallery: Down To The Final Eight

    May 09, 2013
    The No.1 teenager in the world had a career-best win and the Spanish No.1 left it all out there, but it's eight other players who are still standing in Madrid. See all the best pics here.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2014 Maria Sharapova Roberta Vinci / Sara Errani
2013 Serena Williams Lucie Safarova / Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
2012 Serena Williams Roberta Vinci / Sara Errani
2011 Petra Kvitova Maria Kirilenko / Victoria Azarenka
2010 Aravane Rezai Venus Williams / Serena Williams
2009 Dinara Safina Cara Black / Liezel Huber
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