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Apr
11

“I look forward to going out there and getting it done. “I feel like I’m finding my form,” says Maria.

 

Maria Sharapova admitted she will need a smart game plan to stop Victoria Azarenka lifting the Sony Ericsson Open title in Saturday’s Miami final. Russian Sharapova reached her first final of the year in impressive style as she powered back from dropping the first set to beat Andrea Petkovic 3-6 6-0 6-2. Germany’s Petkovic had been the surprise of the tournament, with the 21st seed knocking out world number one Caroline Wozniacki in the fourth round and Jelena Jankovic in the quarter-finals. She looked well set to add 16th seed Sharapova to her victims, but the 23-year-old had no answer to Sharapova’s fightback.

Azarenka, the eighth seed from Belarus, was a remarkably easy 6-0 6-3 winner against third-seeded Russian Vera Zvonareva. Assessing the threat posed by Azarenka, who won the Miami title in 2009, Sharapova said: “She plays really aggressive and swings really hard from both sides. She’s a great returner. It’ll be tough. “I lost to her the last time we played in Stanford, so I’ll look to change a few things around if I play her.”

Azarenka won the Stanford match in straight sets last year, but they have each beaten the other twice in their four career meetings to date. Sharapova won titles in Memphis and Strasbourg last year, and now has her eye on one of the biggest prizes in women’s tennis. Asked what it would mean to triumph in this weekend’s final, Sharapova said: “It would mean a lot. It’s the biggest tournament I think after the grand slams. “I look forward to going out there and getting it done. “I feel like I’m finding my form.”

 

 

 

 

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