Sharapova storms to the Australian Open final

Maria Sharapova seems unstoppable. After saving 2 math points in the second round against Alexandra Panova, Maria has trashed every single player on her path. Makarova had to face the same destiny as the other players to lose 6-3 6-2 in the semi against the Russian Queen.

Maria has never struggled against her compatriot to gain 2 decisive leads in the 1st and 2nd set (3-0 and 4-0). Eventually Sharapova won 70points vs. Makarova’s 49. March Stats.

Match Stats. Sharapova vs. Makarova

Sharapova: It’s really special

Maria commented “It’s really special. You work really hard for these two weeks and fight through some tough matches, some tough situations, and you come from behind in some of them , for me really behind in one of them, saving two match points in the second round.”

Sharapova's run at the Australian Open 

Next Serena

Maria will play her (and everybody’s) nemesis Serena Williams in the final. Head to head is 16-2 for Serena that has won the last 15 matches against the Russian. Last time that Maria defeated Serena was in 2004 (!!!) and the Russian has won only 1 set in the last 11 encounters. But if Berdych has stopped a 17 matches losing streak against Nadal, why Maria can’t do the same?

Head to Head Maria Sharapova vs. Serena Williams 

Australian Open draw ladies