Madrid Open in Numbers
The roof in the process of closing over Manolo Santana court in La Caja Mágica
Kiefer, returning from a groin injury, has only played one Tour-level main draw match in 2010
We Spaniards have the reputation for arriving late, but it was Robin Soderling who arrived almost 15 minutes after the scheduled start of the draw event. It’s contagious. And probably the Tournament Director in his office was able to hear the noise from the crowd when it started raining during the match between Elena Dementieva and Aleksandra Wozniak and play continued without the roof being closed. The Chair Umpire had to stop play not so much because of the rain but because of the noise. And when Wozniak managed to win a lone game against Dementieva at 6-0 4-0, the ovation could probably be heard in Canada. The match was not as one-sided as the score shows. Wozniak converted zero of seven break opportunities while Elena did six of eight. Wozniak’s applause was well deserved.
More photos from Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open 2010
Photos: Elisa Tormes