Since her comeback, Maria Sharapova has remained undefeated on her favorite surface and reached the semifinals of the grasscourt Birmingham event.
Sharapova won her fourth match on grass this season by defeating last year’s Birmingham runner-up Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium. The Russian, making her way back after nine months out with a shoulder injury, won 6-1 2-6 6-3.
Sharapova will next face Chinese fourth seed Li Na, whom she defeated just two weeks ago to reach the French Open quarterfinals. (photo: Stephane Martinache)