Australian Open: Sharapova Continues Domination

Updated: January 20, 2013

At this rate, it won’t be a question of if Maria Sharapova wins the Australian Open. It’ll be by how many. Sharapova dominated Kristen Flipkens 6-1 6-0 to reach the quarterfinals in record fashion. She has only dropped five games in four matches—the best opening run in modern Grand Slam history. She’ll face 19th seed Ekaterina Makarova, who upset 5th-seeded Angelique Kerber 7-5 6-4. Agnieszka Radwanska and Li Na set another quarter on that side of the draw with victories. Radwanksa continued her great early season form, brushing past 13-seeded Ana Ivanovic 6-2 6-4. Radwanksa made just four unforced errors in the match, and converted on three of the four break points she saw. The 6th-seeded Li was tested by Julia Goerges in the first set, pulling out an 8-6 tiebreak, then cruised in the second, 6-1.

Melbourne, Australia
January 14-27, 2013
$13,712,772/Grand Slam

Results – Sunday, January 20, 2013
Singles – Fourth Round
(2) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 61 60
(4) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. (13) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 62 64
(19) Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) d. (5) Angelique Kerber (GER) 75 64
(6) Li Na (CHN) d. (18) Julia Goerges (GER) 76(6) 61

Doubles – Third Round
(1) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) d. (15) Hsieh/Peng (TPE/CHN)  64 06 75
(4) Makarova/Vesnina (RUS/RUS) d. (13) Begu/Niculescu (ROU/ROU) 46 61 62
(12) Williams/Williams (USA/USA) d. (5) Petrova/Srebotnik (RUS/SLO) 62 63
Soler-Espinosa/Suárez Navarro (ESP/ESP) d. (6) Huber/Martínez Sánchez (USA/ESP) 76(5) 26 64




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