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Portugal Open

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Mutua Madrid Open

Mutua Madrid Open

Madrid, SPAIN
May 03 - May 11
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Rome, ITALY
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Mutua Madrid Open

Mutua Madrid Open

Madrid, SPAIN
May 03 - May 11

Tournament Info

Tier: Premier
Prize Money: $4,236,425
Surface: Clay
Director: Manolo Santana
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.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
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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  • Video: Madrid's Brilliant New Ad

    April 10, 2014
    All kinds of magical things can happen at the Magic Box, the venue for the Mutua Madrid Open. Check out the Premier Mandatory-level tournament's great new advertisement right here!
  • Serena Wins 50th WTA Title In Madrid

    May 12, 2013
    Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova to win the Mutua Madrid Open and retain her World No.1 ranking. It was her 50th WTA title, making her just the 10th woman all-time to cross that milestone.
  • Medina Garrigues Positive After Madrid

    May 11, 2013
    Despite the heartbreaking manner of her defeat to Serena Williams on Friday, Anabel Medina Garrigues is leaving the Spanish capital with a spring in her step.
  • They Work Hard For The Money...

    May 11, 2013
    So hard for it, honey - Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Lucie Safarova fought hard all week and emerged with their second and biggest doubles title together at the Mutua Madrid Open.
  • Madrid Sunday: Battle For Top Spot

    May 11, 2013
    Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova battle it out for the Mutua Madrid Open, and the World No.1 ranking, on Sunday afternoon.
  • Sharapova Gets 500th Career Match Win

    May 11, 2013
    Maria Sharapova beat Ana Ivanovic in the semifinals of the Mutua Madrid Open for her 500th career match win. She is the eighth active player to reach that milestone - who are the first seven?
  • Serena First To 30, Closes In On 50

    May 11, 2013
    Serena Williams defeated Sara Errani to become the first player to 30 match wins on the year. She will now try to become the 10th player ever to win 50 WTA titles - who are the first nine?
  • Madrid Saturday: Semifinal Time

    May 10, 2013
    Sara Errani kicks off the semifinals at the Mutua Madrid Open when she takes on defending champion Serena Williams.
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  • 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.
  • Madrid Gallery: The Moment Of Silence

    May 05, 2013
    From Agnieszka Radwanska's new blonde locks to world class tennis to the moment of silence for an inspiring leader, Sunday was a very busy day in Madrid. See the pics here.
  • Madrid Gallery: All-American Duel

    May 04, 2013
    Daniela Hantuchova and Julia Goerges were among the winners as main draw action began, while Aravane Rezai and two of America's best were duking it out in the qualies. See the pics now!
  • Madrid Gallery: Qualies & More

    May 03, 2013
    Friday was a busy day for the stars of the WTA at the Mutua Madrid Open, with some doing their pre-tournament press and some battling it out on the qualifying courts. See the best pics now!
  • Madrid Gallery: Star-Studded Opening

    May 02, 2013
    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.
  • Madrid Gallery: Photos From Finals Weekend

    May 13, 2012
    The World No.1 was on showcase, a former No.1 busted a move and two Italians rose to new heights.
  • Madrid Gallery: Magic Shots At The Magic Box

    May 12, 2012
    There have been crisp volleys, ferocious forehands and blistering backhands all week.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
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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