JOURNAL, MADRID OPEN: Assessing what kept the seeds safe on Monday, musing over Grigor Dimitrov's form, singling out the best of the WTA and more.
PREVIEW: Rafael Nadal returns and Lesia Tsurenko defends in Acapulco, Grigor Dimitrov faces pressure in Dubai and Fabio Fognini eyes opportunity in Sao Paulo.
Part 2 of 4: I reflect upon the 2016 WTA clay-court season, and the shambolic disaster it often was.
Once, early success marked you out for tennis stardom. Now, Garbine Muguruza and Angelique Kerber are suggesting this formula is outdated.