Originally written on Tennis Panorama  |  Last updated 11/19/14

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 18: Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a forehand in her first round match against Maria Kirilenko of Russia during day one of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 18, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
  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.
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