Maria Sharapova Demolishes her Way to Brisbane International QFs

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 | 0

5-time Grand Slam champion, Maria Sharapova, kicked-off her new season’s campaign on a high by smoothly progressing to the quarterfinals of the WTA Brisbane International on Tuesday.

The top-seeded Russian had no issues, thrashing her way to 6-0, 6-1 win over Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova in the second-round battle that lasted for just over an hour.

“It certainly felt good to start, you know, after not playing a match for a couple of months,” quoted Sharapova as saying.

“Despite all the training, it’s such a different feeling to go out on the court and play in front of, you know, a crowd in an actual match atmosphere,” she added.

Up next, Sharapova will either meet Carla Suarez Navarro or Mirjana Lucic-Baroni for a place in the last-four stage.


(1)   M Sharapova d. (Q) Y Shvedova (6-0, 6-1)

(3)   A Kerber d. (Q) D Gavrilova (6-3, 7-5)

E Svitolina d. (W) A Tomljanovic (6-3, 6-2)

V Lepchenko d. M Keys (6-4, 6-4)


(1) S Hsieh/S Mirza d. J Gajdosova/A Tomljanovic (7-5, 6-3)

A Rodionova/A Rodionova d. (W) M Lucic-Baroni/L Raymond (7-6, 6-3)

(4) C Garcia/K Srebotnik d. A Petkovic/M Rybarikova (6-2, 3-6, 10-8)

J Jankovic/A P Santonja d. R Olaru/S Zhang (7-5, 6-2)

M Hingis/S Lisicki d. (W) D Gavrilova/S Sanders (6-2, 6-2)

A Kudryavtseva/A Panova d. (2) R Kops-Jones/A Spears (6-2, 4-6, 10-3)

 (Image: Zee News India)



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