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By Ajay Tyagi
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The Russian secured a break in the fifth game of the first set and struck for the second time in the ninth game to close the set 6-3 in her favour. Sharapova served an ace and placed 12 winners in the middle. She also benefited from 9 unforced errors and one double fault made by Kvitova in the set.
Match Cast: Sharapova vs Kvitova
Sharapova secured a break at 3-1 in the second set but got herself broken in the next game. The Russian once again got herself in front as she broke Kvitova for the second time at 5-3 and then successfully served out for the match.
She now faces Italian Sara Errani, who edged past Samantha Stosur of Australia with 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 scoreline in another semi-final of the day.
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