Shock! Shock! Kuznetsova stuns Sharapova, Kvitova knocks out Serena

Wow, the outcome of the Mutua Madrid Open semifinals is pretty stunning! Both world No.1 Serena Williams and defending champion Maria Sharapova are out! Losing with very straightforward scores! I mean, they didn’t lose to some unknown players, both their opponents are fellow Grand Slam champions, but still, Svetlana Kuznetsova has been out of the limelight for a long time, while Petra Kvitova recorded her first victory over the practically undefeatable Williams sister.

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The first to make the final was the US Open and French Open champion Kuznetsova, who defeated Sharapova for the first time in seven years. The world No.29 Russian, once ranked No.2, saved the sole break point she faced against Sharapova and recorded a surprisingly dominant 6-2 6-4 win.

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The second semifinal also offered a surprise, as Petra Kvitova ended the many winning streaks of top-seeded Serena Williams and also with a straightforward score, 6-2 6-3. Serena had won 19 straight matches in Madrid, 27 consecutive matches in general and 50 at Premier Mandatory tournaments, but the Czech went for winner after winner and showed the door to the queen.

No one expected that both Sharapova and Williams would fall in these semifinals, especially not with these scorelines! As for Kvitova’s record against Kuznetsova, she leads 3-1, but that one Kuznetsova’s victory was their last meeting, at the 2014 French Open. (photos: Jimmie48)

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3 thoughts on “Shock! Shock! Kuznetsova stuns Sharapova, Kvitova knocks out Serena

  1. Rach

    Excited for this final as that FO match between Kvitova and Kuznetsova last year was terrific and both are playing great tennis right now.

  2. The Real Deal

    Yeah, Kvitova played beautifully against Serena. She displayed such confidence. My girl, Serena, looked off in the match from onset. On the other hand, I wasn’t surprised about Sharapova losing. I’m surprised Caroline hasn’t found a way to beat her. Koozy brought her “A” game and played some spectacular tennis. She looked in great form and may very well win the championship. It was smart of her to move Maria around on the court, because she’s not the best mover; it’s basically all that needs to be done to get a win over her. Serena should not be the only player to beat her each and every time she plays her. “Go, Koozy!”

  3. tonyon

    …new Tennis… What is waiting ATP and WTA to modify the Tennis court?: bring near ½ meter the transversal line of the service square towards the net. Finish the tale of the “great servicers” = “great borers” that turn out to the spectators from the tiers stadium, with the tedium of service and little more. Tennis is long game, is art…that generate fondness for Tennis, not the tale of the service. Come on, everybody thumb up…

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