|Serena Williams (USA)||vs||Maria Sharapova (RUS)||
Thursday, 9 July 2015 at 10:00 GMT / 11:00 UK / 15:30 IST
Can Serena Oust Maria
Thursday’s semifinal between Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams pits two high profile players from the women’s circuit against each other. This has been a trying draw for Serena who seems Hell-bent on winning the third notch in the Grand Slam cycle. Can she prevail against her third quality opponent in succession?
Serena Williams (1) vs. Maria Sharapova (4)
Each link of the Grand Slam seems to get tougher for the best woman to ever step on a tennis court. First, Serena had to down sister Venus and then Queen Victoria Azarenka gave her everything she could handle and then some in a tight three set battle. As usual, the determined Williams rose to the occasion, just as she will against another proven competitor, and former world number one, Maria Sharapova.
As competitive (and loud) as Maria is, she only has won twice in her 19 meetings with Williams. The last time Sharapova emerged victorious was in 2004. The vintage Serena has little patience or tolerance for Maria and her antics. This one will be easier than the match with Azarenka. Straight sets and it will be over. Then, Serena will drop down in class before winning the title.