Serena Williams and Sharapova to Meet in Australian Open

Defending champion Serena Williams can face Maria Sharapova within the Australian Open quarter-finals when each won their last-16 matches on Sunday.

Top seed Williams, World Health Organization beat Sharapova in last year’s final, crushed cocktail Gasparyan 6-2 6-1 in fifty five minutes.

The 34-year-old yank is chasing her twenty second slam title and seventh in Australia.

Sharapova, the 2008 champion from Russia, hit twenty one aces as she battled to a 7-5 7-5 convince Swiss Belinda Bencic.


Route to the quarter-finals
Round Williams Sharapova
First Giorgi 6-4 7-5 Hibino 6-1 6-3
Second Hsieh 6-1 6-2 Sasnovich 6-2 6-1
Third Kasatkina 6-1 6-1 Davis 6-1 7-6 (7-5)
Fourth Gasparyan 6-2 6-1 Bencic 7-5 7-5

Sharapova served seven double faults Associate in Nursingd created forty six unforced errors in Associate in Nursing erratic show, but came through to beat the twelfth seed once a pair of hours and half-dozen minutes.

“It was a wonderful final last year, I came attract the second set but not shut enough,” same the 28-year-old fifth seed.

“I’ll foresee to collaborating within the handiest among the globe and it’ll be a wonderful match.”

Williams said: “I had no arrange international organisation agency i accustomed be collaborating in next. She had a awfully wise match earlier but I’ve got nothing to lose and might merely do my best.”

Head-to-head record


             Williams has won the last seventeen matches between the 2 players

             The yank has not lost to Sharapova since the 2004 Tour Championships in l.  a.

             Williams won their last encounter 6-2 6-4 within the 2015 suburb semi-finals

             Sharapova has not managed to win a collection in their last six conferences

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