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Mutua Madrid Open - 2013
Alireza
#1 Posted : Friday, May 03, 2013 10:15:29 AM(UTC)
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Tournament Info


Tier: Premier
 

Prize Money: $4,033,254


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.


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#2 Posted : Friday, May 03, 2013 10:47:20 AM(UTC)
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http://www.madrid-open.c...-cuadro-final-femenino/

Official site + draw...http://www.madrid-open.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/2013-0503_WTA-Singles-Draw.pdf

Can't complain for about it...


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#3 Posted : Friday, May 03, 2013 2:52:05 PM(UTC)
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Draw not so bad ! Not sure if Maria will be committed to this tournament, as she might spare her energy to defend Rome again. What happened to Radwanska, have not seen her play for a while ?
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#4 Posted : Friday, May 03, 2013 4:11:14 PM(UTC)
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This is the only chance for Maria to take the number one spot in the rankings during the the clay seasson.
She lost in the quarters last year but won all the other clay tournaments.
Vamos Maria
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#5 Posted : Friday, May 03, 2013 6:09:29 PM(UTC)
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OOPs (qualifying) thru Saturday: http://www.madrid-open.c...-madrid-open/calendario/


Broadcast/streams should begin Sunday, 9am-8pm GMT: http://www.madrid-open.c...d2013BroadcasterList.pdf

"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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#6 Posted : Saturday, May 04, 2013 4:35:24 AM(UTC)
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LatinoAmericano Esquire follows the tennis-actuality:)



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#7 Posted : Saturday, May 04, 2013 4:38:42 AM(UTC)
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ALWAYS show your watch at a pressconference(those guys take pictures:)LOL



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#8 Posted : Saturday, May 04, 2013 4:41:57 AM(UTC)
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http://tennis.si.com/201...-nadal-maria-sharapova/

Preview...what's yours?...SERIOUS please, thx...


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#9 Posted : Saturday, May 04, 2013 7:36:10 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: CROUCHING TIGER Go to Quoted Post
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Preview...what's yours?...SERIOUS please, thx...


 


...My preview, Tiger: another final Masha-Li Na!!   

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#11 Posted : Saturday, May 04, 2013 10:42:15 AM(UTC)
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no comment:)LOL



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#10 Posted : Saturday, May 04, 2013 4:14:22 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: CROUCHING TIGER Go to Quoted Post
http://tennis.si.com/2013/05/03/madrid-preview-rafael-nadal-maria-sharapova/

Preview...what's yours?...SERIOUS please, thx...
No , it is not the time yet for Maria to beat Williams. For one unknown reason Williams is always doing extremely well against Maria. Maria has tons and tons of points to defend this spring. Sofar she is doing well with her 2 titles but no I do not expect she wins Madrid.

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#13 Posted : Saturday, May 04, 2013 4:31:16 PM(UTC)
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Maria will play your first match on Monday against McHale(USA) or Dulgheru(ROU) or Torro-Flor(ESP)...GO MARIA GO!!!

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#12 Posted : Saturday, May 04, 2013 5:36:56 PM(UTC)
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no comment:)LOL



 


In Latin America Maria is the most famous female player. there are about 2 thousand Maria's internet sites.

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CROUCHING TIGER on 5/5/2013(UTC)
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#14 Posted : Sunday, May 05, 2013 3:31:45 AM(UTC)
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Then...and then:)



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#15 Posted : Sunday, May 05, 2013 5:00:59 AM(UTC)
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Then...and then:)



 


YES!!!!!!   


 


The first opponent is A. Dulgheru...GO MASHA!!!!     

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frida on 5/6/2013(UTC)
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#16 Posted : Sunday, May 05, 2013 5:53:27 AM(UTC)
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Well, well, well .................! Serena is unfolded by Sloane Stephens. Knew it for years , Serena has that "over my dead body" mentality. Jealous and a bitch. Let's see if it all will effect her play in Madrid. An other news announcement is that Chris Evert was pregnant with Jimmy Conners. Wowwww !

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#17 Posted : Sunday, May 05, 2013 7:22:37 AM(UTC)
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Dartagnan: We stop believing in Serena's performance in tennis. We have to concentrate on other tennis players. Serena should follow her sister Venus. We stop believing in a superwoman, she is just good for a child movie. 


Maria Sharapova is the real&unique number 1 in the world in tennis. 


Serena = Grand mam fatty



"I'd love to open a tennis school for children in my hometown of Sochi." said Sharapova Maria.



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With all respect ! The picture above says what a lady Maria is !! She will never, ever dress herself like this. Brrrrrrrr.
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One word: gross!
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#23 Posted : Sunday, May 05, 2013 11:41:27 AM(UTC)
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