FOLLOW CRUNCHSPORTS

Miami Masters - Maria Sharapova cruises through to Sony Open final

Maria Sharapova (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)
Maria Sharapova cruised through to the final of the 2013 Sony Open on Friday with a straight sets win over Jelena Jankovic in Miami.

Sharapova is in superb form right now and has won twenty sets in a row following her 6-2 6-1 thrashing of Jankovic in the semi-finals of the Miami Masters 2013 on Thursday.

Having won the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Sharapova is now on course for a prestigious Premier tier double.

The Russian's place in the final was never in doubt. Jankovic threatened to trouble her early in the first set but couldn't stay competitive. The match was over in just 63 minutes, with Sharapova winning more than twice as many points as the No. 22 seed (59 to 29).

"It was important for me to be there physically and mentally because I didn't feel I played my best tennis yesterday," Sharapova told reporters.

"It was really important to go out, change a few things and just have a better mentality, be a bit more positive, and I felt like I did a few things better today. That's why the result was a shorter one.

"I hadn't played Jelena in almost two years, but we had played many times before that, including in the juniors. We know each other's games very well and there aren't many secrets out there about what we do well and how we play.

"Today I knew I had to emphasize the things that have helped me beat her in the past."
comments powered by Disqus

All Tennis News

Recent Tennis Articles

More Stories

Recent Articles

  • Chelsea FC flop Fernando Torres not ruling out summer move

    Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has insisted his relationship with manager Jose Mourinho is "good", but has refused to rule out a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer....

  • Top 3 reasons why Chelsea FC can be crowned European champions

    Chelsea are throughout the semi-finals of the Champions League, but can they beat Atletico Madrid and be victorious in next month's final? Ahead of this week's semi-final first-leg game at Atletico, here are three reasons why Chelsea can be crowned European champions at the end of the season......

  • Manuel Pellegrini: Man City title challenge has been hampered by injuries

    Manuel Pellegrini believes Manchester City's chances of winning this season’s Premier League have been seriously hampered by injuries to key players....

  • Swansea City win at Newcastle to edge closer to Premier League safety

    Two goals from Wilfried Bony gave Swansea all three points at Newcastle on Saturday as they took a big step towards Premier League safety....

  • Jose Mourinho critical of match officials as Chelsea FC title bid dented

    Jose Mourinho fired a thinly-veiled criticism at match officials following Chelsea's shock 2-1 defeat at home to Sunderland at Saturday....

  • Roberto Martinez: Man Utd will be title challengers next season

    Roberto Martinez expects Manchester United to be Premier League title challengers next season....

  • Man Utd manager David Moyes calls for patience, dismisses Danny Welbeck exit talk

    Manchester United manager David Moyes has urged supporters to be patient, and has also denied striker Danny Welbeck is considering leaving Old Trafford....

  • Liverpool FC manager Brendan Rodgers used words of Margaret Aspinall to inspire players

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed he used the words of Margaret Aspinall to try and inspire his players to victory at Norwich City on Sunday....

  • Manchester City vs. West Brom - Live Stream, Team News and Premier League Match Preview

    Man City vs. West Brom takes place tonight in the Premier League....

More Stories

Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

Miami Masters - Maria Sharapova cruises through to Sony Open final

Maria Sharapova cruised through to the final of the 2013 Sony Open on Friday with a straight sets win over Jelena Jankovic in Miami.

Read more »

Log In or Sign up

Facebook User?

You can use your facebook account to sign up with Live streaming sport.

Connect with facebook
Remember me.
Did you forget your password?