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MADRID, May 5 (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams overcame a lethargic start to her Madrid Open title defence to seal an ultimately comfortable 7-6 6-1 victory against teenage qualifier Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan in the first round on Sunday.
May 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Munich Open Men's Singles Semifinal matches on Saturday 4-Philipp Kohlschreiber (Germany) beat Daniel Brands (Germany) 6-7(4) 6-3 7-6(5) 3-Tommy Haas (Germany) beat Ivan Dodig (Croatia) 6-4 6-3
May 4 (Reuters) - Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova warmed up for the French Open by winning her first claycourt title with a 7-5 6-2 win over Spanish fourth seed Carla Suarez Navarro in the Portugal Open final on Saturday.
MADRID, May 3 (Reuters) - The "Operation Puerto" trial into a doping ring in professional cycling has been "a mistake and a disaster" for Spanish sport but Madrid's bid for the 2020 Olympics should not be penalised as a result, according to bid chief Alejandro Blanco.