Serena Williams of the USA successfully
defended Mutua Madrid Open title and protected her world number one
ranking beating the number two Maria Sharapova of Russia. Sharapova, who
never lost a match on clay since she
lost to Williams in Madrid last year, was unable to challenge the strong
hitting American, who prevailed 6-1,6-4 at the end. The title is
recorded as her 50th career title and her seventh on clay.