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Simona Halep Wins 2017 Mutua Madrid Open

With Maria Sharapova early in her comeback, Petra Kvitova injured and Madison Keys having only a few matches under her belt since returning from injury,  Simona Halep’s victory at the 2017 Mutua Madrid Open is the first title from one of my Mount Rushmore favorites this season. Better late than never.  It was a thrill … Continue reading

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Simona Halep Wins 2016 Mutua Madrid Open

After winning the singles title at the 2016 Mutua Madrid Open, her 12th career WTA singles crown, Simona Halep said it was the best day of her life. I would say to stay tuned. Even greater days are coming. Barring injury, before her career is over Simona will be a Major champion. The only seeded … Continue reading

Dropshot: Return of Tomic the The Tank Engine

Ok, I get it. Bernard Tomic was down 2-6 4-5 0-40 match point when he farcically turned his racquet around and didn’t make any pretense of trying to return serve in his 2016 Mutua Madrid Open match against Fabio Fognini. I also know Bernard would probably rather be anywhere else than sliding around on clay. … Continue reading

Petra Kvitova Wins 2015 Mutua Madrid Open

Now THAT’S the Petra Kvitova I’ve always said is potentially the best player in the world. She steamrolled through Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1 6-2 to win the 2015 Mutua Madrid Open. Sveta wasn’t 100 percent, but believe me it wouldn’t have been any different if she were. Petra showed up with a focus, power and variety … Continue reading