Maria Sharapova saved her worst for last. So how is she just supposed to shake off this one?
Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka won the battles of resolve, and their reward: a date in the Australian Open final.
Maria Sharapova wasn't at peak form in Wednesday's quarterfinals. Neither was Petra Kvitova. But both women had enough experience and power game to overcome their underdog opponents to advance to the Aussie Open semis.
Stop us if this one sounds familiar: Caroline Wozniacki getting terrorized by a stronger player at a major -- like, say, Kim Clijsters in Australia.
The Serena Williams who is known for her determination and fighting spirit wasn't in Melbourne on Monday. Instead, Williams was beaten at her own game Down Under.