All you need to know about attending Madrid!

I have to say my experience at the Mutua Madrid Open this year was a fantastic one! The tournament which isn't one of the oldest at the Caja Magica really does put on a show and here are just some things I have learnt from my experience to share with those thinking of going to... Continue Reading →

Kiki Bertens almost retired in 2017, now she’s Madrid champion, No.4 in the world and a Paris contender!

Kiki Bertens is a fighter. If you watch her play you first think fighter. It has not always been a smooth ride though for the new world number four. At the end of 2017 despite making the doubles finals at the WTA Finals she considered walking away from tennis for good. Kiki wasn't happy with... Continue Reading →

Early exits but not a major surprise

Two early exits already in Madrid and to be honest I have to say I'm not overly surprised. Elina Svitolina was one of the casualties in round one but the Ukrainian has always had an abysmal record in Madrid with six appearances in the tournament and just three wins with her never getting past the... Continue Reading →

The questions ahead of Madrid, Part 1

Simona well rested? The big question is, is Simona ready? Simona had a fall on her thigh/hip in Fed Cup citing her reasoning for not playing in Stuttgart however has been active on social media practicing and I think this withdrawal was just a precaution and she even said she was mentally and physically tired.... Continue Reading →

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