The WTA confirms all of its stars for the fifteenth anniversary of the Mutua Madrid Open

Antonio Arenas Mutua News

  • Serena Williams heads the list of the planet’s best players who will compete in Madrid
  • Garbiñe Muguruza and Carla Suárez will represent the Spanish Armada
  • The fifteenth anniversary tournament takes place in the Caja Mágica from 29 April to 8 May

With just over a month until the start of the fifteenth Mutua Madrid Open, the WTA has published the list of players with direct access to the tournament’s main draw, who are guaranteed to be at the Caja Mágica. Without exception, all the biggest stars on the women’s tour will be back to compete on the Madrid clay for the season’s third Premier Mandatory, one of the most important events on the calendar.

 List of players qualified by ranking to play in the Mutua Madrid Open:

  1. Serena Williams
  2. Agnieszka Radwanska
  3. Angelique Kerber
  4. Garbiñe Muguruza
  5. Simona Halep
  6. Carla Suárez Navarro
  7. Petra Kvitova
  8. Victoria Azarenka
  9. Roberta Vinci
  10. Belinda Bencic
  11. Venus Williams
  12. Karolina Pliskova
  13. Lucie Safarova
  14. Elina Svitolina
  15. Ana Ivanovic
  16. Sara Errani
  17. Svetlana Kuznetsova
  18. Timea Bacsinszky
  19. Andrea Petkovic
  20. Sloane Stephens
  21. Johanna Konta
  22. Madison Keys
  23. Caroline Wozniacki
  24. Jelena Jankovic
  25. Samantha Stosur
  26. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
  27. Kristina Mladenovic
  28. Anna Karolina Schmiedlova
  29. Ekaterina Makarova
  30. Barbora Strycova
  31. Monica Niculescu
  32. Daria Gavrilova
  33. Irina-Camelia Begu
  34. Daria Kasatkina
  35. Sabine Lisicki
  36. Coco Vandeweghe
  37. Jelena Ostapenko
  38. Annika Beck
  39. Margarita Gasparyan
  40. Alizé Cornet
  41. Camila Giorgi
  42. Misaki Doi
  43. Eugenie Bouchard
  44. Karin Knapp
  45. Lesia Tsurenko
  46. Yanina Wickmayer
  47. Caroline Garcia
  48. Timea Babos
  49. Teliana Pereira
  50. Danka Kovinic
  51. Anna-Lena Friedsam

Also, to complete the 64-player draw, the tournament organisers will grant 5 invitations, which will be announced in the coming weeks, and 8 other players will come through the qualifying rounds, which start on 29 April.

Dinara Safina, the Mutua Madrid Open women players’ intermediary, made the following statement after seeing the list: “Once again this year we are going to be able to enjoy the best female players in the world in Madrid. This year’s tournament is even more special as it is the fifteenth anniversary, so we are excited to have such a spectacular line-up. We are going to give our all to make it an unforgettable few days”.