Lately, the WTA Madrid Open has belonged to Petra Klikova or Even Simona Halep.
Last year kvitova won. That finished the two-year reign of Halep . Kvitova was the 2015 Madrid Open champion.One of either Kvitova or Halep has appeared in each of the last five Madrid finals. Halep is the tournament’s third seed. Defending champ Kvitova is slotted in as the no. 5 seed.Kvitova is the queen of the court in Madrid. She’s been champion that there a record three times, with wins in 2011, 2015 and 2018.
In 2017 as second seed, she dropped to unseeded Anastasija Sevastova in the quarterfinals. Seeded fifth in 2016 coming off her previous Madrid title, Kvitova fell in third-round play to Daria Gavrilova, additionally an unseeded player.
Halep and Serena Williams (2012-13) will be the only players to successfully defend their title in the Madrid Open. Halep (2014-16) is the only player to reach three successive Madrid finals.
Supposed Halep won in Madrid and world no. 1 Naomi Osaka of Japan did not reach the semifinals. Halep would regain the spot. But in the event the form charts hold through the draw, Halep and Osaka are destined to clash in the semifinals.
T tends to be all or nothing with her in Madrid, though. In between her titles, Kvitova has stumbled.
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