Tuesday August 16, 2011
Maria Sharapova wins over Anastasia Rodionova at the 2011 Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati
CINCINNATI, USA--(LadyDragon.com)16/08/11--Maria Sharapova wins over Anastasia Rodionova in 2 sets 6-1, 6-3 in 1 hour and 11 minutes at the 2011 Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.
Maria from Russia is ranked #7 and Anastasia from Australia#113.
They have met 3 times and Maria won them all.
Anastasia serving first.
Maria starts the game on fire with a 4-0 lead then Anastasia wins her first and only game of the set therefore Maria wins the first set 6-1 in 25 minutes.
In the second set, Anastasia managed to win 3 games but Maria was too strong for her. Maria wins the second set with a Love game 6-3.
The major difference in the match was the amount of winners Maria had 26 compare to 4 help Maria to win this match quickly.
About the 2011 Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati
Cincinnati's 2011 event shapes up like this: 8 days of main draw action, 8 match courts on the grounds of the Lindner Family Tennis Center, 250,000 fans and 2 singles champions at the end of the week.
2010 Champions Roger Federer and Kim Clijsters will try to defend their titles by fending off names like Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova and the rest of the top ranked players in the world.
The Western & Southern Open is a Premier event for the WTA (Women's Tennis Association). It is estimated that at least 7 of the worlds top 10 players will enter to compete for this prestigious title.
On the men's side, the Open is one of the largest, oldest and most respected events in the world of tennis. It is one of nine elite ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, the strongest and most important tournaments on the ATP World Tour where all the top players are automatically entered.
By combining these two tournaments, the event becomes one of only five in the world with at least an ATP Masters 1000 and a WTA Premier event playing at the same venue during the same week(s).