September 26, 2023

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Madrid Open – Friday, May 5, 2023 final results

Aslan Karatsev defeated Jan-Lennard Struff in the final round of the Madrid qualfying.

They met again – in the semifinals of the main draw.

It’s rare enough that a qualifier and a lucky loser both make it to the final four of a Masters 1000; even more rare that they meet again. But it’s been that kind of week.

On the women’s side, only the doubles semifinals – with Canadian Leylah Fernandez and partner Taylor Townsend, two of the … least tall players at the top of the game … taking on a pair of six-footers in Victoria Azarenka and Beatriz Haddad Maia. It was close, but the Canadian is the last one eliminated from Madrid – on the second Friday; not so bad.

(Madrid is six hours ahead of EDT).


Mutua Madrid Open
Location: Madrid, Spain (Joint event with the ATP Tour)
Category: WTA 1000
April 25 – May 7, 2023
Prize money: $7,652,174
Draws: S96 – D32

Friday, May 5, 2023
Final results

Men’s singles, semifinals

[1] Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) def. [17] Borna Coric (CRO) 64 63
[LL] Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) def [Q] Aslan Karatsev (RUS) 46 63 64

Women’s doubles, semifinals

[1] Coco Gauff / Jessica Pegula (USA) def. Marta Kostyuk (UKR) / Elena-Gabriela Ruse (ROU) 75 76 (5)
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) / Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) def. Leylah Fernandez (CAN) / Taylor Townsend (USA) 64 06 [10-6]

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