Sunday, June 26, 2011
Sharapova continues to impress.
In the first match of the day on Court No.2, Sharapova took control with her solid driving from the baseline in the cool midday conditions.
Zakopalova was in the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for only the third time in 32 attempts but she reached the last 16 at Wimbledon last year, proving she can play on grass.
However, Sharapova, who won her only Wimbledon title seven years ago aged 17, did not give Zakopalova time or space to settle and was soon ahead 4-1 with two breaks of serve.
At the start of the second set, Sharapova had one anxious moment when she was a break point down, but she saved that situation with a service winner.
Two games later she lost her serve on a double fault, which put the Czech 2-1 up, but Sharapova, keeping her concentration, was back on terms at 3-3 and then reeled off the next three games for victory.
Sharapova finished in convincing style with a forehand crosscourt winner to reach match point followed by another forehand down the line. It left Sharapova in the fourth round for the seventh time.
All of the third round matches have now been completed, so on Monday the forth round match ups will be;
Wozniacki vs Cibulkova
Peng vs Sharapova
Lisicki vs Cetkovska
Bartoli vs Serena Williams
Pasek vs Pervak
Petrova vs Azarenka
Kvitova vs Wickmayer
Venus Williams vs Pironkova
* Bold indicates the player I think will win.