Maria Sharapova has never won the Sony Open Tennis title, but every time she reached the quarterfinals she also made the finals and that happened five times. This year she is looking to end the string of near misses, but is she more likely to stop the trend in a negative way, by losing prior to the final?
Well, her semifinal opponent is Serena Williams and given the Russian’s 2-15 record against her, which includes three losses of three matches in Miami, I’m not sure how likely Sharapova is to score her first victory over Serena in ten years. Plus, Williams practiced hard enough with her hitting partner!
To advance to the semis, after dropping her opening serve, the fourth-seeded Sharapova held all the rest and beat Petra Kvitova 7-5 6-1 for her first Top 10 win of the season, while the top-seeded Williams cruised past Angelique Kerber 6-2 6-2.
The other two semifinalists are yet to be determined in the quarters including Caroline Wozniacki vs. Li Na and Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Dominika Cibulkova.