January 2008 Archives
January 31st 2008: The draw is done and Maria will be playing her first ever singles match in the Fed Cup tie against Israel! On Saturday, she will face Tzipi Obziler..!
January 30th 2008: Where does Maria now rank in tennis history with a 3rd career slam singles title? Read an opinion about it here.
January 29th 2008: Read an article about part of Maria's inspiration in Australia here:)
January 27th 2008: Amazing news as Maria completed her quest of a 3rd major, taking the Australian Open title with a 7-5, 6-3 win against Serbian Ana Ivanovic..! More details soon:)
January 24th 2008: Maria did not play as well, but she still managed to advance to the singles final of the Australian Open, by taking out Jelena Jankovic with a 6-3, 6-1 win!! She will now face either Daniela Hantuchova or Ana Ivanovic up next...
January 22nd 2008: WOW! Maria posted a very impressive 6-4, 6-0 win today against world #1 Justine Henin in Melbourne to reach the Australian Open semifinals!! "It's just incredible," Sharapova said. "I really felt like I was in a bubble today." She was looking forward to taking on Jelena Jankovic. "We kind of grew up together, practicing at the same academy," Sharapova said. "It's a bit strange. We were always doing the same thing, playing the same groups. It was both of our dreams playing in a Grand Slam, especially playing each other."
January 20th 2008: Maria was very solid in her 4th round match today in Melbourne, she crushed fellow Russian Elena Dementieva 6-0, 6-2 to advance to the Australian Open quarterfinals, she will now face #1 seed Justine Henin in her next match!
January 19th 2008: Maria has apparently confirmed she would be playing Fed Cup in the weekend after the Australian Open as Russia will face Israel in the world group first round..!!
January 18th 2008: Good news as Maria won her match today in the Australian Open as she defeated Elena with a 6-3, 6-0 win, she will now face Elena Dementieva
January 16th 2008: Good news as Maria won her match today in the Australian Open as she defeated Lindsay Davenport with a 6-1, 6-3 win, she will now face Elena Vesnina. Maria said she was ready for Lindsay: "From the day I found out, I started working for this game," Sharapova said of the draw. "I approached it like it's a final."
January 14th 2008: Good news as Maria won her match today in the Australian Open as she defeated J. Kostanic with a 6-4, 6-3 win, she will now face Lindsay Davenport
January 5th 2008: Unfortunately, Maria came up a bit short in Hong Kong, she was defeated 6-4, 6-3 in today's final by Venus Williams...:(
January 4th 2008: Maria continued her road today in Hong Kong, she was dominant as she posted a 6-4, 6-2 win against Anna Chakvetadze to advance to the singles final! She will now face Elena Dementieva or Venus Williams.