Thursday, January 19, 2012
Maria Sharapova in Australia could achieve a double objective has been pursuing for some time: a new Grand Slam win, the fourth in career victories after the 2004 Wimbledon, U.S. Open 2006 and 2008 Australia Open - and return to the world's No. 1 , which should get claim victory in Melbourne as long as your final opponent was not Petra Kvitova . The Siberian, who was among the early-season cotton by problems in his right ankle, an injury that occurred in Tokyo last year, has refined its set-up at Melbourne Park. After disposing with the authority to Gisela Dulko in her debut in this edition of 'major' Australian Sharapova agreed to the third round after beating the American Jamie Hampton by an aggregate score of 6-0, 6-1 in one hour and four minutes play in the crash that opened the day at the Rod Laver Arena. Hampton endured seven minutes without yielding their service, time taken to burn the first game of the match. Sharapova the punch, especially its pounding right, was gradually undermining the U.S. position by the wall across the table. The pupil of Thomas Hogstedt served as conductor of the game, playing every point as if it were the final, hitting every ball stuck on the track and giving good example of the motivation you have in this tournament regardless of their rival. Despite not showing the best version of his repertoire had no trouble in closing the first set with a 'bagel'.
Hampton, who lives in the post 144 of the WTA rankings, was guilty of inexperienced in games of this caliber. The fear of not being able to soar allowed his rival grow and play comfortably even after getting a new break in the opening game of the second act. Forcefulness, comfort and exquisite quality. The monotonous Russian superiority was broken only by the respectable ovation as a tribute to the first game for the U.S.. The next opponent on the way Sharapova will be the German Angelique Kerber , who defeated Canada's Stephanie Dubois by a score of 7-5, 6-1 in one hour and fifty-four minutes to play in the crash that opened the track 8 Melbourne Park. Kerber Sharapova never been measured to date.
For the rest of the day's victories include Serbia's Ana Ivanovic at the Netherlands Michaella Krajicek (6-2, 6-3), the Russian Vera Zvonareva at the Czech Lucie Hradecka (6-1, 7-6) , of the Russian Ekaterina Makarova to Estonia's Kaia Kanepi (6-2, 7-5), of the American Vania King to Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (5-7, 6-3, 6-4), of Germany Sabine Lisicki to the Israeli Shahar Peer (6-1, 6-2), of China's Jie Zheng at the Italian Roberta Vinci (6-4, 6-2), and the Romanian Sorana Cirstea at the Polish Urzula Radwanska (1-6 , 6-2, 6-3).
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