13 May 2013

Nadal wins 5th title of year in Madrid

5:51 am on 13 May 2013

Rafael Nadal sealed his fifth title in seven tournaments since returning from a seven-month injury when he claimed a third Madrid Masters title with a 6-2 6-4 win over the Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka.

The Spaniard now has 55 career titles, 40 of them from clay court tournaments.

Nadal extended his remarkable record to 32 wins from 32 matches since returning from his tendinitis injury in February.

The women's world number one Serena Williams racked up the 50th title of her illustrious career when she thumped Maria Sharapova 6-1 6-4 to defend her Madrid Open crown.