While Sara was playing the final in Budapest, next weeks tournament had already started. The Mutua Madrid Open is a mandatory tournament, and started on saturday already. However, the tournament organisation lets Sara rest a little, and she gets to play her first round match on monday. She will face Chanelle Scheepers, whom she has beaten twice before. Both matches were tight, but the most recent one was in 2008.
Sara will also be back on the doubles court this week. Of course she plays with Roberta Vinci. They are 5th seed, and play Jans-Ignatik/Kudryavtseva in the first round.