Serena Williams breezes into 3rd round in Madrid
like to play here,'' the sixth-seeded Czech said. ''There was also the aspect of the many matches I've played with Kevin and all of them went my way.'' Top-ranked Rafael Nadal began his title defense later against Juan Monaco .
Karlovic, Vesely reach Duesseldorf semifinals
the semifinals of the Duesseldorf Open on Thursday, hitting 19 aces in a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win over defending champion Juan Monaco . The seventh-seeded Karlovic will meet Jiri Vesely in Friday's semifinals. Vesely spoiled Jurgen Melzer's 33rd birthday
Bellucci reaches Brazil Open quarterfinals
will now play Martin Klizan of Slovakia, who upset third-seeded Marcel Granollers of Spain 6-4, 6-3. Fourth-seeded Juan Monaco of Argentina reached the quarterfinals with a marathon 7-6 (2), 2-6, 7-5 victory over Albert Ramos of Spain in nearly
Melzer upsets 9th-seeded Isner at Italian Open
Open on Sunday, eliminating the lone American from the men's event. Also Sunday, 16th-seeded Tommy Robredo held off Juan Monaco of Argentina 7-6 (3), 6-4; and Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany outlasted big-hitting Jerzy Janowicz 4-6, 7
Nadal tries philosophical approach at Madrid Open
in the quarterfinals. Maybe what's not normal is what happened during the past nine years.'' After a bye, Nadal will open his Madrid title defense against the winner of the first-round match between Jurgen Melzer and Juan Monaco .
Tuesday's Sports In Brief
first-round match 6-2, 6-3. Other seeded players advancing included: No. 3 Fognini, No. 4 Tommy Robredo, No. 7 Juan Monaco and 8 Pablo Andujar. Ousted were No. 5 Nicolas Almagro and No. 6 Marcel Granollers. In the combined WTA event, top