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2016 Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open

2016 Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open

Wuhan, CHINA
Sep 25 - Oct 01
Tashkent Open

Tashkent Open

Tashkent, UZBEKISTAN
Sep 26 - Oct 01
China Open

China Open

Beijing, CHINA
Oct 01 - Oct 09
Generali Ladies Linz

Generali Ladies Linz

Linz, AUSTRIA
Oct 10 - Oct 16
Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open

Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open

Hong Kong, SAR
Oct 10 - Oct 16
Tianjin Open - Tianjin, China

Tianjin Open - Tianjin, China

Tianjin, CHINA
Oct 10 - Oct 16
Mutua Madrid Open

Mutua Madrid Open

Madrid, SPAIN
Apr 30 - May 07

Tournament Info

Tier: Premier
Prize Money: $4,771,360
Surface: Clay
Director: Manolo Santana
Total Financial Commitment: $4,785,714. 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
2016 Simona Halep Caroline Garcia / Kristina Mladenovic
2015 Petra Kvitova Casey Dellacqua / Yaroslava Shvedova
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
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    June 10, 2016
    We asked you to vote for your favorite WTA Shot Of The Month, and you picked Simona Halep's stab volley at the...
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  • WTA Shot Of The Month: Halep

    June 10, 2016
    We asked you to vote for your favorite WTA Shot Of The Month, and you picked Simona Halep's stab volley at the Mutua Madrid Open. Watch it again now!
  • Vote: May Breakthrough Of The Month

    June 07, 2016
    Cast your vote now for May's Breakthrough Performance of the Month - Louisa Chirico, Yulia Putintseva, Shelby Rogers, or Kiki Bertens?
  • Vote: May's Player Of The Month

    June 07, 2016
    Cast your vote now for May's WTA Player of the Month - Garbiñe Muguruza, Serena Williams, or Simona Halep?
  • Vote: May's WTA Shot Of The Month

    June 06, 2016
    Carla Suárez Navarro, Irina-Camelia Begu, Simona Halep, Garbiñe Muguruza, Serena Williams - who will win May's WTA Shot Of The Month? It's up to you - vote now!
  • Insider Podcast: Strycova Sounds Off

    May 10, 2016
    WTA Insider Courtney Nguyen | Simona Halep talks through her winning week in Madrid, while Barbora Strycova discusses her highs and lows and the match that changed her life.
  • Champion's Corner: Halep

    May 09, 2016
    WTA Insider Courtney Nguyen | Simona Halep took a second career Premier Mandatory title at the Mutua Madrid Open, and spoke about maintaining a new perspective in Spain.
  • RTS Update: Halep Heads Into Top 8

    May 09, 2016
    With her Mutua Madrid Open title, Simona Halep cracks the Top 8 on the Road to Singapore leaderboard for the first time this season; who else made big moves last week?
  • Notes & Netcords: May 9, 2016

    May 09, 2016
    Simona Halep, Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic came away the biggest winners in Madrid, but who made the highest ranking jump of the week? Catch up on the action on wtatennis.com.
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  • TBT: Seven Years Of Madrid Champions

    April 28, 2016
    Who was the very first Madrid champion? Who won the only blue clay tournament? And who announced their retirement at the tournament? Relive seven years of Madrid action - right here!
  • All About The Fans At Mutua Madrid Open

    May 05, 2015
    Agnieszka Radwanska, Andrea Petkovic, Angelique Kerber and Martina Hingis are among the many WTA stars who've been getting closer to the many fans in Madrid.
  • WTA Stars Sparkle & Shine In Madrid

    May 04, 2015
    The biggest WTA stars, including Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova, were joined by top ATP World Tour stars at the Mutua Madrid Open player party. All the best pics here!
  • Serena & Caro Light Up Charity Day

    May 02, 2015
    A slew of tennis players and celebs, including BFFs Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki, shone at Mutua Madrid Open Charity Day. See 15 of the best pics right here.
  • 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.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2016 Simona Halep Caroline Garcia / Kristina Mladenovic
2015 Petra Kvitova Casey Dellacqua / Yaroslava Shvedova
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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