Maria Sharapova Easily Advances In Second Round Of 2012 Australian Open; American Vania King Upsets 15th Seed Pavlyuchenkova

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova continued her early round success down under by overpowering Jamie Hampton in the second round of the 2012 Australian Open, 6-0 6-1. The fourth seeded Sharapova looks primed to get by Angelique Kerber in the next round, but then again you never know in sports. She can’t look past anybody, but I can so I will. I have my eyes on a possible fourth round match-up between Masha and either fellow Russian star and Major winner Svetlana Kuznetsova or a rematch of the 2011 Wimbledon semifinals against Sabine Lisicki.

Vania King

Upset of the day on the women’s side goes to American Vania King, who defeated the 15th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 5-7 6-3 6-4. Vania, a Wimbledon and US Open doubles champion with partner Yaroslava Shvedova, had only played Pavlyuchenkova a few times before, but had played well, losing a tough 3-setter at the 2008 US Open and winning in straight sets last year in Tokyo. After her match, she even sang for Pam Shriver!

Singles – Second Round
(2) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) 62 26 64
(4) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (Q) Jamie Hampton (USA) 60 61
(7) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) d. Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 61 76(3)
(9) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. Jelena Dokic (AUS) 63 62
(12) Serena Williams (USA) d. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 60 64
(14) Sabine Lisicki (GER) d. Shahar Peer (ISR) 61 62
Vania King (USA) d. (15) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 57 63 64
Greta Arn (HUN) d. (17) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 62 36 108
(18) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. Sloane Stephens (USA) 76(6) 75
(21) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. Michaella Krajicek (NED) 62 63
Zheng Jie (CHN) d. (23) Roberta Vinci (ITA) 64 62
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) d. (25) Kaia Kanepi (EST) 62 75
(27) Maria Kirilenko (RUS) d. Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) 64 16 62
Sara Errani (ITA) d. (29) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 62 62
(30) Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Stéphanie Dubois (CAN) 75 61
Sorana Cirstea (ROU) d. Urszula Radwanska (POL) 16 62 63

PETRA KVITOVA

MARIA SHARAPOVA

VERA ZVONAREVA

MARION BARTOLI

SERENA WILLIAMS

SABINE LISICKI

VANIA KING

 

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