Found January 25, 2012 on New York Times Sports:
Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova set up a semifinal showdown at the Australian Open after cruising through straight-sets victories on Thursday.

Maria Sharapova to lead Russia in Fed Cup

Maria Sharapova will lead Russia against Spain in the Fed Cup next month. It will be Sharapova's third appearance for Russia. The three-time Grand Slam champion won both of her singles matches against Israel in 2008 but lost in opening singles against France last year. Russia captain Shamil Tarpischev also named two-time Grand Slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova, No. 31 Nadia Petrova...

Sharapova Surges into Australian Open Final

MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – Maria Sharapova has made the Australian Open final for the first time since she won it in 2008 by defeating Petra Kvitova 6-2, 3-6, 6-4. With a victory on Saturday night, Sharapova can rise to the No. ranking again next week. Sharapova will be playing Victoria Azarenka for the title on Saturday night. Azarenka knocked out defending champion Kim Clijsters...

Sharapova, Azarenka in Aussie final

"Everything is shaking, I just want to cry," Victoria Azarenka told the crowd on Rod Laver Arena after she had dethroned defending champion Kim Clijsters 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 Thursday to reach her first Grand Slam final here at the Australian Open. But, later, having collected herself, the 22-year-old from Belarus said she would remain "humble and focused" as she prepares...

Petra Kvitova Owns the Worst Missed Tennis Shot this Year

Super tennis hottie Ana Ivanovic has been bounced rudely out of the Australian Open by #2 seed Petra Kvitova which is a travesty for fans of attractive tennis players everywhere. Kvitova has skills on the court but is far out-paced in the looks department. However, even super skilled tennis players have unfortunate moments that can be embarrassing, like, for instance, this easy...

Sharapova to lead Russia in Fed Cup vs. Spain

Maria Sharapova will lead Russia against Spain in the Fed Cup next month.

Sharapova Battles Past Lisicki

MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – No. 4 Maria Sharapova of Russia had to regroup after dropping six games in a row to lose the first set to defeat Germany’s Sabine Lisicki 3-6 6-2, 6-3 to make the Australian Open quarterfinals on Monday night. “Well, the first three games were good,” said Sharapova, “then it went south for a bit, and then I got it together in the second.  The...

Kvitova reaches Aussie Open semifinals

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova remained on track for her second Grand Slam title when she beat unseeded Sara Errani of Italy 6-4, 6-4 in the Australian Open quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Petra Kvitova whiffs on an easy overhead (video)

Picking the worst overhead of the 2011 Australian Open is like choosing the worst Adam Sandler film of the past decade. There are so many worthy candidates, it's impossible to come up with a wrong answer. Serena Williams hit an overhead that landed five feet in front of her. Li Na sailed an easy one that landed near Perth. Lesser players seemingly forgot their earliest training...
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