Mutua Madrid Open – Madrid, Spain (April 30-May 8, 2011)
Red clay – $3,500,000
WTA Premier Mandatory
- First round : Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) won, 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (4)
Gajdosova saved two match points down 6-5 in the third set to beat Maria. The match featured 25 aces : Gajdosova 15, Maria 10.
>>> Singles results, click here
Doubles with Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
- First round : won against Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) / Agnieszka Radwanska (POL), 4-6, 6-3, 10-6
- Second round : won against Shuai Peng (CHN) / Jie Zheng (CHN), 6-2, 6-4
- Quarterfinal : won against Gisela Dulko (ARG) / Flavia Pennetta (ITA), 4-6, 6-2, 10-6
- Semifinal : won against Vania King (USA) / Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ), 6-2, 6-4
- Final : won against Kveta Peschke (CZE) / Katarina Srebotnik (SLO), 6-4, 6-3
« We didn’t play many tournaments so far this year so it’s difficult to think about Istanbul just yet. We’re just going to play and have fun ! » Maria said after the title match.
« It was one of the toughest draws we could have had and we’re so happy to have come through. It’s a great feeling. The hats were Maria’s idea. She went to Disney World after Miami and I asked for some Mickey Mouse ears. She said she would get me something much better… She brought these here and said if we win, we should wear them ! It was our decision to wear them if we won. It was very good motivation ! » Vika said.
>>> Doubles results, click here
Internazionali BNL d’Italia – Rome, Italy (May 9-15, 2011)