The women’s doubles competition is starting to take shape as the 2018 Mutua Madrid Open draws nearer. The Caja Mágica is being decked out as it prepares to welcome the best teams on tour in one of the events every player wants to take part in. The clay in the Spanish capital awaits a competition packed with reflexes, rapport and excitement from start to finish.
Defending champions Yung-Jan Chan and Martina Hingis set a very high bar in 2017. Their victory in Madrid was the key to a superb season, and proved vital to them finishing the season at the top of the WTA ranking. After the Swiss player’s retirement from international tennis, the crown will now change hands, so the big question is; who will lift the trophy?
In a discipline with a plethora of talent there will be no shortage of candidates to the throne, and the latest to join the list of hopefuls will be guaranteed support from the stands; Anabel Medina Garrigues will return to the tour to team up with Arantxa Parra in search of this hugely prestigious title.
A total of 28 pairs will be bidding for the 2018 Mutua Madrid Open title in the women’s doubles competition, which gets underway on Saturday 5 May.
See the list of pairs here.