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Nadal, Sharapova into Madrid semis, Serena withdraws

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World number one Rafael Nadal stormed into the semi-finals of the Madrid Masters on Friday with his 17th consecutive win over Tomas Berdych, 6-4, 6-2. 

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory over Czech tennis player Thomas Berdych during Madrid masters quarter-final at the Magic Box (Caja Magica) sports complex in Madrid on May 9, 2014. Nadal won 6-4, 6-2.

Maria Sharapova also booked her place in the last four of the Madrid Open with a three-set win over Li Na, but top seed and reigning champion Serena Williams was forced to pull out due to a thigh injury.

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