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Sharapova knocked out of Australian Open by Cibulkova

01-21-2014 09:27 BJT

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The Australian Open keeps producing shocks a day after Serena Williams’ stunning upset by Ana Ivanovic. It was Maria Sharapova’s turn to be on the end of an upset. The number three seed knocke dout in three sets Dominika Cibulkova.

It was the first time the pair had met on hard courts. Sharapova was unable to dictate on the baseline, but the Russian was able to get an early break and went on to take the opening set six three.

Helped by this cheeky little drop shot. But it all changed in the In the second set, as the underdog raced to a 5-love but Sharapova rattled off the next four games.

The Australian Open keeps producing shocks a day after Serena Williams’ stunning upset by
Ana Ivanovic. It was Maria Sharapova’s turn to be on the end of an upset. The number three
seed knocke dout in three sets Dominika Cibulkova.

Cibulkova, really fired up, held her nerve to win the set 6-4 sending it to a decider. Sharapova had been struggling on her serve, she had problems with the ball toss, she would serve seven double faults in the third set alone.

The wheels completely came off as she went five one down

Sharapova hits this just wide - The 24 year old checks this one is out before celebrating.

The Australian Open keeps producing shocks a day after Serena Williams’ stunning upset by
Ana Ivanovic. It was Maria Sharapova’s turn to be on the end of an upset. The number three
seed knocke dout in three sets Dominika Cibulkova.

Defending champion beats Stephens 6-3, 6-2

Sharapova’s exit could be good news for Li Na and also for Viktoria Azarenka. The defending champion is the firm favourite now. She knocked out Sloane Stephens in two sets to make the quarter-finals.

The defending champion Viktoria Azarenka is the firm favourite now. She knocked out Sloane
Stephens in two sets to make the quarter-finals.

Romanian wins 6-4, 2-6, 6-0 to go through

Former world number one Jelena Jankovic, at the top of the picture played Simona Halep of Romania.

The match saw the number eight seed fall by the wayside when the 11th seed beat her 6-4, 2-6, 6-love, she winds up the bog forehand to win it, Big scream of delight.

Halep will now face Cibulkova in the last eight.

Top seed wins 7-6, 7-5, 7-6 to make quarters

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal was made to fight his way to the quarter-finals against Kei Nishikori of Japan.

Nadal only just won the first two sets 7-6, 7-5 , and was broken twice in the third, But the
Spaniard got a tie breaker and took it seven points to three, One step closer to
a fourteenth major.

Nadal only just won the first two sets 7-6, 7-5 , and was broken twice in the third, But the Spaniard got a tie breaker and took it seven points to three, One step closer to a a fourteenth major.

Nadal will play Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria who beats Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain in four sets.

The other quarter final in this half of the draw will be Andy Murray against Roger Federer, Murray needed four sets to beat qualifier Stephane Robert.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CCTV.com

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