Current world no. 2 women’s tennis player Simona Halep got setback in Mutua Madrid Open as French star Alize Cornet defeated her in the very first round of tournament. Cornet through to 2nd round of competition by winning first round in straight sets with score 7-6(8-6), 6-3. In another upset of 3rd May matches, Belarusian Victoria Azarenka beat Venus Williams by 6-3, 7-5 to through to round-2 in Madrid.
Top seed Serena Williams defeated Madison Brengle by 6-0, 6-1 to reach comprehensively in the second round of Madrid Open. Title defending champion Russian beauty Maria Sharapove also won her respective 1st round match against Timea Bacsinszky.
Other top seeds like Sara Errani, Karolina Pliskova, Caroline Wozniacki and Carla Suarez Navarro also qualified successfully for the round-2 of Mutua Madrid Masters.