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UPDATE 2-Tennis-Sharapova through in Madrid, injured Serena out

May 9th 2014
* Radwanska, Halep also through to Friday's semis (Adds Radwanska through)

UPDATE 3-Tennis-Madrid Open women's singles quarterfinal results

May 9th 2014
May 9 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Madrid Open Women's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Friday 3-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat Caroline Garcia (France) 6-4 4-6 6-4 4-Simona Halep (Romania) beat 11-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) 6-2 6-2 8-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat 2-Li Na (China) 2-6 7-6(5) 6-3 5-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) walkover






UPDATE 1-Soccer-Sharapova through in Madrid, injured Serena out

May 9th 2014
* Top seed Williams pulls out before Kvitova match (Adds Sharapova quotes, later results)






Tennis-Nadal coasts past Berdych into Madrid semi-finals

May 9th 2014
MADRID, May 9 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal swept into the last four of the Madrid Open on Friday when he thumped Tomas Berdych 6-4 6-2 to set up a semi-final against unseeded Spanish compatriot Roberto Bautista or Colombian qualifier Santiago Giraldo.






Soccer-Sharapova through in Madrid as injured Serena withdraws

May 9th 2014
MADRID, May 9 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova fought back from a set down to oust China's Li Na 2-6 7-6(5) 6-3 on Friday and claim a place in the last four of the Madrid Open.






Tennis-Serena pulls out of Madrid Open with thigh injury

May 9th 2014
May 9 (Reuters) - Serena Williams has pulled out of the Madrid Open with a thigh injury ahead of her quarter-final against Petra Kvitova, the world number one said on Friday.






UPDATE 6-Tennis-Madrid Open men's singles round 3 results

May 9th 2014
May 8 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Madrid Open Men's Singles Round 3 matches on Thursday 5-David Ferrer (Spain) beat 9-John Isner (U.S.) 6-4 6-4 Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) beat Marin Cilic (Croatia) 6-3 6-4 Feliciano Lopez (Spain) beat Dominic Thiem (Austria) walkover Santiago Giraldo (Colombia) beat 7-Andy Murray (Britain) 6-3 6-2 Roberto Bautista (Spain) beat Lukasz Kubot (Poland) 6-4 6-2






UPDATE 7-Tennis-Madrid Open women's singles round 3 results

May 8th 2014
May 8 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Madrid Open Women's Singles Round 3 matches on Thursday 4-Simona Halep (Romania) beat 15-Sabine Lisicki (Germany) 5-7 6-3 6-2 11-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) 6-1 6-2 Caroline Garcia (France) beat 10-Sara Errani (Italy) 6-2 4-6 6-3 8-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat Samantha Stosur (Australia) 6-4 6-3 3-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat Roberta Vinci (Italy) 6-1 6-1 1-S






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Murray bows out in Madrid, rusty Nadal through

May 8th 2014
May 8 (Reuters) - Andy Murray was overwhelmed 6-3 6-2 by Santiago Giraldo and champion Rafa Nadal showed signs of rustiness before reaching the Madrid Open quarter-finals with a 6-1 6-4 win over Jarkko Nieminen on Thursday.






Tennis-Inconsistent Nadal overpowers Nieminen in Madrid

May 8th 2014
May 8 (Reuters)- Champion Rafa Nadal showed glimpses of his best form and some rustiness as he beat Jarkko Nieminen 6-1 6-4 on Thursday to advance to the Madrid Open quarter-finals.

Tennis-Nadal ahead of Federer as all-time best, says Agassi

May 8th 2014
May 8 (Reuters) - Eight-time grand slam champion Andre Agassi has picked Spaniard Rafa Nadal over Swiss maestro Roger Federer as the greatest tennis player ever, according to a newspaper report on Thursday.






UPDATE 7-Tennis-Madrid Open women's singles round 2 results

May 8th 2014
May 7 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Madrid Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) beat 6-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) 6-2 5-7 7-6(3) 15-Sabine Lisicki (Germany) beat Irina Begu (Romania) 6-3 6-4 3-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) 6-3 4-6 7-6(6) Roberta Vinci (Italy) beat 13-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 6-3 6-3 14-Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) beat Alison Riske (U.S.) 6-2 6-4






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Murray holds nerve to see off Almagro

May 7th 2014
MADRID, May 7 (Reuters) - Andy Murray showed plenty of mental strength to come through 6-1 1-6 6-4 against Nicolas Almagro on Wednesday to keep on track his bid to win the Madrid Open.






UPDATE 9-Tennis-Madrid Open men's singles round 2 results

May 7th 2014
May 7 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Madrid Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday 7-Andy Murray (Britain) beat Nicolas Almagro (Spain) 6-1 1-6 6-4 Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Paul-Henri Mathieu (France) 6-4 1-6 6-2 Santiago Giraldo (Colombia) beat 11-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) 6-4 6-3 Feliciano Lopez (Spain) beat 15-Mikhail Youzhny (Russia) 3-6 6-3 6-4 12-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) beat Marius Copil (Romania) 4-6 6-3 7-6(7) 9-John Isner (






Tennis - WTA Tour singles standings

May 7th 2014
May 7 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the WTA Tour singles Points 1 (1) Serena Williams(U.S.) 12375 2 (2) Li Na(China) 7265 3 (3) Agnieszka Radwanska(Poland) 5980 4 (4) Victoria Azarenka(Belarus) 5441 5 (5) Simona Halep(Romania) 4695 6 (6) Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) 4295 7 (7)






Tennis-Nadal thrashes Monaco to rediscover touch on clay

May 7th 2014
MADRID, May 7 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal launched the defence of his Madrid Open title by breezing past Juan Monaco 6-1 6-0 on Wednesday to rediscover his touch on his favoured clay after surprise exits in his last two tournaments.