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Topic - The Madrid Open
French Open organizers will not let Bernard Tomic's father into Roland Garros, even as a paying spectator. Security officials have been told to bar John Tomic from the complex if he tries to enter with a ticket.
Williams beat Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-4 in the final Sunday to retain her No. 1 ranking and collect her 50th career title, while Rafael Nadal eased by Stanislas Wawrinka 6-2, 6-4 for his fifth title since returning from a knee injury.
The European Tour has announced the cancellation of next month's Andalucia Masters, with local officials citing a lack of funding related to Spain's financial crisis.
The Madrid Open has been removed from the European Tour's calendar due to a lack of funding.
Rafael Nadal's white T-shirt carried specks of rust-colored clay and his white socks were smothered with the stuff during a practice session on Court Philippe Chatrier in the steamy early afternoon Thursday.
Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the Italian Open because of a right shoulder injury.
The red clay courts of the Italian Open are a bit of heaven for Novak Djokovic after a week on the experimental blue surface in Madrid.
Novak Djokovic lost 7-6 (2), 6-3 to Janko Tipsarevic in a stunning upset in the Madrid Open quarterfinals on Friday, becoming the latest big name to lose on the new blue-clay court.
Serena Williams overcame a sluggish start to beat Caroline Wozniacki 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 Thursday and reach the Madrid Open quarterfinals.
Roger Federer is ready to challenge Novak Djokovic for the No. 1 ranking after a monthlong break from tennis.
Fourth-ranked Andy Murray has pulled out of the Madrid Open with a back injury.
Rafael Nadal has been unhappy with the Madrid Open since it moved on the schedule from the hard-court season, and now he's blaming the ATP for the introduction of a blue-clay surface.
Venus Williams thinks it's a fashion statement. A Canadian player describes it as "Smurf clay." Rafael Nadal calls it a mistake.
Novak Djokovic has a chance to claim the No. 1 ranking for the first time if he wins this week's Italian Open.
Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal on clay for the first time in 10 tries, beating the top-ranked Spaniard 7-5, 6-4 to win the Madrid Open on Sunday and extend his unbeaten start to the season to 32 matches.