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Maria Sharapova - Semifinals "Australian Open"

January 24 2006
16:03

Tuesday at the prestigious tennis tournament, "Australian Open" («Australian Open) held quarter-final match between Russian women Maria Sharapova and Nadia Petrova. In a bitter struggle defeated Sharapova.

Judging by the statements of athletes quarterfinal meeting was to predetermine the course of the tournament. Competitors said before the game that are configured on it very seriously, and generally are not averse to win not only the quarter or semifinals, but the whole tournament, according to NTV.

Lotteries in the match were very long, which is unusual for such a high-speed coating, as on the courts of Melbourne. Initially, Petrova pulled ahead, but still in the middle of the first set Sharapova managed to cool the ardor of starting a rival.

Viewers were lucky - the outcome of the first batch was determined by a tiebreaker, the decisive battle for the party, which is usually full of surprises and is a beautiful sight. Tie-break with the score 8:6 Sharapova won.

In the second game Mary immediately seized the initiative and brought the set to win, giving the opponent only 4 game - 6:4 - victory for Sharapova.

Maria Sharapova herself called his win in the first set key. Everything was in the hands of hope, but she gave her own happiness.

During the finals Sharapova will fight with either the first racket of the tournament American Lindsay Davenport, or with Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne.

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