Monday, March 12, 2012

Indian Wells Open 2012: Maria Sharapova vs Halep

The Indian Wells' male stars are sailing well throught the tournament with no major set backs seen so far, except Murray, who just a few days back lifted the Dubai Duty Free Tennis trophy. Murray fell prey to Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-4 6-2 by  in the second round of the Indian Wells Masters.
Russian Maria Sharapova (L) vs Romanian Simona Halep (R) tonight
But that was about men - here is something about he girls. There is match tonight between the former world number one Maria Sharapova and Romania's Simona Halep.

Sharapova, the second seed for the tournament is sailing smoothly so far. She was lucky to have a bye in the first round and easily beat  Argentine Gisela Dulko, one of the best women doubles players, 6-2, 6-0 to mve into the third round.

The famous Romanian Simmon Halep, whose 'extra ordinary physique' was quie a gossip till 2009, when she underwent surgery to have her chest reduced as the previous size hindered her play adversely. Now she is much at ease with her reduced stature and is playing superbly. She has moved to the third round with much ease beating her opponents in straight sets in first and second rounds.

Like Murray's ouster, any debacle to Sharapova would be a great setback for her at the hands of the 21 year old Romanian, who is in superb form, while Sharapova is still recovering from her injuries and form recently.

The match between Sharapova and Halep commences 21:30 GMT.