Sharapova delayed by rain but beats Li for title

2012-05-21 10:41:17

Maria Sharapova saved a match point to beat Li Na in the Italian Open final on Sunday after a two-hour rain break effectively turned the match into a tiebreak shootout.

Murray suffers setback, Williams sisters win

2012-05-18 10:40:06

Ailing Briton Andy Murray suffered another setback to his French Open preparations as he was ousted 6-7 6-3 6-2 by Richard Gasquet in the third round of the Rome Masters on Thursday.

Aching Federer makes up time; Nadal impresses

2012-05-17 09:35:22

An aching Roger Federer made a seamless transition from slick blue clay to the slower red dirt on Wednesday as he saw off Carlos Berlocq of Argentina 6-3 6-4 to reach the third round of the Rome Masters.

Azarenka withdraws from Rome with shoulder injury

2012-05-17 08:59:14

World number one Victoria Azarenka suffered a blow to her French Open preparations when she was forced to pull out of the Italian Open with a right shoulder injury.

Serena humbles Azarenka to win title

2012-05-14 09:34:26

A fired-up Serena Williams sent out a warning to the young pretenders of women's tennis when she powered to a crushing 6-1 6-3 victory over world number one Victoria Azarenka to win the Madrid Open.

Federer banishes clay blues to win Madrid Open

2012-05-14 09:22:59

Roger Federer left a lasting impression on the Madrid Open's controversial blue claycourt when the Swiss maestro ground out a thrilling 3-6 7-5 7-5 victory over Czech Tomas Berdych to match Rafa Nadal's record of 20 Masters titles on Sunday.

Serena sweeps past Sharapova into Madrid semis

2012-05-12 16:15:30

Serena Williams blew away fellow former number one Maria Sharapova 6-1 6-3 to join top seed Victoria Azarenka in the semi-finals at the Madrid Open on Friday.

Djokovic toppled by Tipsarevic in Madrid

2012-05-12 16:14:23

Novak Djokovic's frustration with the controversial blue clay at the Madrid Masters reached new heights after the world number one was beaten 7-6 6-3 by fellow Serb Janko Tipsarevic in the quarter-finals on Friday.

Li Na stunned by Azarenka in Madrid

2012-05-12 10:08:13

Chinese tennis star Li Na bowed out of the Madrid Open after losing 6-3, 3-6, 3-6 to top seed Victoria Azarenka in a thrilling quarter-final which lasted just five minutes short of two hours.

Serena sets up Sharapova showdown

2012-05-11 10:45:10

Serena Williams overcame a lethargic start to upset fellow former world number one Caroline Wozniacki at the Madrid Open on Thursday and set up a quarter-final meeting with old foe Maria Sharapova.

Nadal ready to shun Madrid after defeat

2012-05-11 06:34:28

Rafa Nadal suffered his first claycourt defeat in 23 matches on Thursday and threatened to boycott next year's Madrid Open if officials did not ditch the blue clay that players have labelled "too slippery" and only fit for "smurfs (to) play on".

Federer, Nadal through in Madrid Open

2012-05-10 09:55:58

Roger Federer had to use all his guile and experience to battle back from a set down and see off fast-rising Canadian Milos Raonic 4-6 7-5 7-6 in the Madrid Open second round on Wednesday.