So we are now into the semi finals of the Indian Wells tennis and to start with we have the girls on the court to show their strength and game. Maria Sharapova is the one facing Ana Ivonovic in the semi final Saturday. Both have cruised into the semi finals by beating their opponents Thursday.
Ana Ivanovic made it to the semis in straight set win over Marion Bartoli 6-3, 6-4. Bartoli's exit means that both last year's winner Wozniacki and runner-up are out of the women's draw.
|The semi final girls: Sharapova (L) - Ivanovic (R)|
But it wsn't easy for the Sharapova as the three time Grand Slam winner had a scare from her Russian opponent Maria Maria Kirilenko. The latter opened the match with aggressively and clinched the first set 6-3 from Sharapova, giving her the surprise of her life. Although, Sharapova recovered and won the match 7-5, 6-2 later, it must have been quite a jolt. It took Sharapova three hours and five minutes to win the the game.
In the other semi final, World No 1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus will face 18th-seeded German Angelique Kerber in the other semi-final, both having played their quarter-finals on Wednesday.
Now the fifteenth-seeded Ivanovic, the 2008 champion, and second seed Sharapova, who won the Indian Wells in 2006, will meet in the last four at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Friday. Both girsl ahe shown their best game so far and although Sharapova is the hot favourite, Ivanovic is equally charged and poised to win the semi. We have to watch this crucial match today to see who sails through and reaches the final.
The match commences 03:00 GMT 17 March 2012.
The links for the free live streaming of the semi final between Sharapova and Ivanovic are given as herein under:
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