This year, the 2013 Madrid Open will be played on red clay instead of the blue Smurf dirt that No. 1 Serena Williams won last year's tournament on.
Like Williams cares.
The No. 1- and No. 2-ranked players on the WTA tour enter the Madrid Open with the top spot on the line.
In no way are either of them a lock to win the title. But let's be real: the Madrid Open is all about Serena and Maria. Everyone else just blends into background noise. To be heard, they need to knock off one of these two tennis titans.
Still, it's time to take stock of who's rising and who's falling ahead of the Madrid Open.