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Monday January 03, 2011


Maria Sharapova wins over Alberta Brianti at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand

By LadyDragon

AUCKLAND, New Zealand( Sharapova wins over Alberta Briantiwins in 2 sets 6-2, 6-3 in 1 hour 29 minutes.

Maria is dress in a beautiful outfit including shoes to match with it

Maria serving first in a 8 minutes opening game, 1-0. Alberta then holds, 1-1. A quicker game from Maria, 2-1. Now Maria breaks to Love, 3-1. Maria holds easely with Ace#2, 4-1. Maria breaks but gets broken as well, 5-2. Maria sees 2 set points and takes the first set in 35 minutes, 6-2.

Alberta takes the first 2 points of this game but Maria takes the next 4, 1-0. Alberta holds, 1-1. A very long game from Maria and she finally holds her serve, 2-1. Then she ask to speak with her coach Micheal. Maria has 2 break points and takes it to lead 3-1. It is now Alberta turn to have 2 break points but Maria erase those quickly, 4-1. Maria on fire breaks and now serving for the match, 5-1. Alberta is fighting and actually breaks Maria's serve, 5-2. Maria having problem closing this match, 3 match points gone in flame, 5-3. Maria will try again to serve out this match and finally does so, 6-3.

Maria was too strong for Alberta today.

ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand

Main draw dates: Monday, January 3 – Saturday, January 8, 2011

Singles Final: Saturday, January 8, following doubles final

Doubles Final: Saturday, January 8, 1:00pm

Venue: ASB Tennis Centre

Status: WTA International Event

Total prize money: US$220,000

Staging: 27th year

Draw sizes: 32 singles / 16 doubles / 32 singles qualifying (4 qualifiers)

Surface: Hard, Outdoors




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