In a quarterfinal match at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Park on Wednesday (1/25/2012), Sharapova did not experience many difficulties when meeting fellow Russian, Ekaterina Makarova. Fourth seed this just took 87 minutes to finish the game.
After winning 6-2 in the first set, Sharapova also underwent a second set with a relatively smooth. 24-year-old was confirmed after a 6-3 win Makarova returns a ball out.
Kvitova Sharapova will be the next opponent. Second-seeded Czech Republic moved up after getting rid of Sara Errani (Italy) with a score of 6-4 and 6-4.
Meet with Kvitova make Sharapova had a chance to avenge his defeat in the Wimbledon final last year. At that time, Kvitova who appeared as the champion after winning 6-3, 6-4.