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Three familiar faces that have been hidden from us for weeks now will reappear in the big Madrid combined event in the coming days: those of Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka.

Federer is the defending champion in Madrid, but 2012 has an even more long-ago-and-far-away feel than in most cases. Last year, Madrid promoter Ion Tiriac caused an international firestorm when he decided to tear up the familiar and traditional red clay courts in favor of courts that were — accurately — described as “smurf blue.”

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