Preview of tough Madrid Open women’s draw
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Serena Williams hasn’t lost a match this season.
Five of the top 10 players – Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova, Eugenie Bouchard, Ana Ivanovic and Angie Radwanska – suffered first round losses in their last tournament.
No. 12 Angelique Kerber beat three top 10 players (including former No. 1 Sharapova) en route to her second back-to-back title of 2015.
Victoria Azarenka, former No. 1 and two-time Australian Open champion, is still ranked No. 31.
In other words, Serena dominates and the rest of the WTA continues to be unpredictable.
The Mutua Madrid Open begins on Saturday, May 2 and the recent struggles and surprising triumphs of the top seeds will surely make for an extremely interesting tournament.
Azarenka will have to continue to claw herself back into the top 10 with a tough match-up against seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams. The eldest Williams sister leads their head-to-head 4-1, but Azarenka did prevail during their last meeting at Doha in
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