Maria Sharapova Defeats Ana Ivanovic, Reaches Quarterfinals Of Rome 2012

Maria Sharapova

These are the matches I love and hate. I love seeing two of my favorite players, Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic, get matched up in a big tournament. What I hate is when it happens in an earlier round. But that’s the way it happened at Rome 2012 and it was Masha, the highest seed left after Victoria Azarenka’s withdrawal, getting past Ana, 7-6 (4) 6-3. Unnfortunately for Ana, it was the type of match fans like me have seen her lose all too often. She was up in the first set 5-3 and held 6 set points. She was up 3-1 in the second set. All of those advantageous positions were squandered en route to a straight set loss. The final score doesn’t always tell the story with Ana. It’s how she sometimes lets potential wins slip away. After a few thin years, Ana is right on the verge of turning a corner and maybe getting back to being a top 5 type player. But she has to close out top players when she has them down.

Singles – Third Round
(2) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (13) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 76(4) 63
(4) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 62 57 62
(WC) Venus Williams (USA) d. (5) Samantha Stosur (AUS) 64 63
(8) Li Na (CHN) d. Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 76(3) 62
(9) Serena Williams (USA) d. Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 63 61
(12) Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Julia Goerges (GER) 64 61
Flavia Pennetta (ITA) d. Petra Cetkovska (CZE) 60 61








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