Found January 23, 2013 on
Maria Sharapova faces the No. 6-seeded Li Na in the semifinals of the Australian Open on Wednesday. This is Li Na, and one of her serves from the quarterfinals:
Spectacularly awful. If you're into the world of sports betting or perhaps just like to take a gander at the sports betting lines frequently as I do, you're likely aware that Maria is currently a big favorite over Li. With serves
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China's Li Na overpowered second-seeded Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the Australian Open final and a chance for her second Grand Slam title.
Li, who won the 2011 French Open and was the losing finalist here to Kim Clijsters the same year, broke Sharapova's serve in the fifth and seventh games of the second set on Thursday.
Sharapova had dropped only nine games...
By Jaclyn Stacey
(January 22, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – Maria Sharapova stormed into the semifinals of the Australian Open after crushing fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-2 in 66 minutes.
Sharapova didn’t manage any bageled sets in the match but was still very impressive and completely dominated her opponent. She has dropped just 9 games for the duration...
James Crabtree is currently in Melbourne Park covering the Australian Open for Tennis Grandstand and is giving you all the scoop directly from the grounds.
By James Crabtree
MELBOURNE — Conflicting with popular opinion The Great Wall of China is alive, travels extensively and has a broad sense of humour.
Maria Sharapova met the wall Thursday, and attempted to use all her artillery...
By Jaclyn Stacey
(January 24, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – Li Na won through to her second Australian Open final after impressively defeating Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-2 in one hour and 33 minutes.
“Beginning of the match I was nervous, ” Li Na said. “I was happy I come back to semis again, but for some reason I really want to win the match. I don’t know what happened...
Sharapova’s game glowed as much as her hair in a quarterfinal rout.
For the second straight year, Maria Sharapova faced countrywoman Ekaterina Makarova in a rematch of an Australian Open quarterfinal a year ago. Even more emphatic in the sequel, the world #2 continued her inexorable march deep into the Melbourne draw with a 6-2 6-2 victory that featured little suspense after...