MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – Reigning and former Wimbledon winners Petra Kvitova and Maria Sharapova have set up a rematch of their 2011 Wimbledon final by handily taking out their quarterfinal foes on Wednesday. Thre Russian Sharapova took out Serena William conqueror Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-3 while the Czech Petra Kvitova came back from 1-4 down in the second set to win 6-4, 6-4 against Italy’s Sara Errani.
“It was solid today,” Sharapova said of her play. “You know, I thought she was going to play really well today coming off a big win, probably her biggest in her career. It was just really important for me to not give her much of a look at the open court.
“You know, I just really wanted to take advantage of my game and improve from the previous match. I think I stepped up when I had to.”
Makarova had no answers for Sharapova, “Yeah, she’s a great player. She played really good today, so aggressive. Maybe I couldn’t show my best tennis because she all the time pushing me.