Madrid Open Tennis: Dominic Thiem’s comeback has yet to gather momentum, as he had eliminated from yet another tournament in the first round. In the first round of the 2022 Madrid Open, Thiem has defeated Andy Murray 6-3, 6-4. Meanwhile, Venus Williams was looking stunning at this year’s Met Gala. Simona Halep is on track to surpass Maria Sharapova in total prize money won after her victory over Coco Gauff. Marian Vajda, Novak Djokovic’s longtime coach, has begun working with compatriot Alex Molcan. The World No. 1 is now competing in the Madrid Open and will face Gael Monfils in his first match.

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Madrid Open Tennis: Here is the overview of the day’s top stories:

In the first round of the Madrid Open, Dominic Thiem was defeated by Andy Murray.

Since returning from injury earlier this year, 2020 US Open champion Dominic Thiem has yet to win a match. Thiem has now failed to go past the first round in his previous three events. Former World No. 1 Andy Murray defeated the Austrian in straight sets. Furthermore, Thiem has only managed to win one set in his four losses. Also, the Italian Open is coming up next week, and he’ll be competing.

Venus Williams impresses at the Met Gala in 2022.

Madrid Open Tennis: A seven-time Grand Slam champion, Venus Williams, captivated the crowd at the Met Gala on Monday night. Williams has dressed elegantly in a black suit with a necklace and sunglasses. Also, she is a regular attendee at the Met Gala and is widely known for her love of fashion.

In terms of overall prize money won, Simona Halep surpasses Maria Sharapova.

Simona Halep, a two-time Grand Slam champion, has ousted Maria Sharapova from third place in career prize money. Following her third-round victory against Coco Gauff at the Madrid Open. The Romanian has already reached another milestone. Only Venus and Serena Williams are ahead of Halep on this list. If she continues to play for a few more years, she may be able to catch Venus Williams, but it will have complicated for her to surpass Serena Williams’ record.

Alex Molcan will be coached by Marian Vajda.

Novak Djokovic and Marian Vajda, his longtime coach, had a falling out early this year. They had a fruitful relationship, with him assisting the Serb in achieving most of his goals. Alex Molcan, a fellow Slovak, will now be Vajda’s assistant coach. Also, the 24-year-old just got to No. 46 in the world, a career-high.

Madrid Open Tennis: Novak Djokovic will face Gael Monfils in the first round of the Madrid Open.

Lastly, Novak Djokovic will begin his Madrid Open campaign against Gael Monfils after receiving a first-round farewell. The 20-time Grand Slam champion will be optimistic about his prospects after a 17-0 record against the Frenchman. So far this clay season, Djokovic’s best finish was a runner-up finish in the Serbia Open last month. With each match, he appears to be improving and gaining momentum. Also, he prepares for his impending title defense at Roland Garros.

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