Tennis: Henin, Sharapova knocked out of Madrid Masters
MADRID — Former top-ranked players Justine Henin and Maria Sharapova crashed out in the first round at the Madrid Masters on Sunday.
Aravane Rezai of France beat Henin 4-6, 7-5, 6-0, and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic defeated Sharapova 6-4, 6-3.
Fourth-seeded Venus Williams downed Swiss qualifier Stefanie Voegele 6-4, 6-2.
On the men's side, ninth-seeded David Ferrer beat Jeremy Chardy of France 6-3, 7-6 (2). Ivo Karlovic of Croatia topped Evgeny Korolev of Kazakhstan 6-4, 7-6 (5) to set up a second-round match with sixth-seeded Fernando Verdasco.
Juan Monaco of Argentina beat Simon Greul of Germany 6-1, 6-1.