Shilpa C, Student, Apeejay Institute Of Mass Communication

Sania-Vesnina in semifinal

India’s Sania Mirza and Russia’s Elena Vesnina, seeded sixth in the women’s doubles event against Americans Lisa Raymond and Liezel Huber  in Melbourne. The Indo-Russian pair came through 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (8-6) in a little over three hours.

Doubles pairing at the 2011 USO

Maria Sharapova in semifinals

Russia’s Maria Sharapova cruised into the semifinals after defeating Ekaterina Makarova. The semifinal will be a rematch of last year’s Wimbledon final, in which Kvitova won her first Grand Slam title. It is the first time Sharapova has reached the final four in Melbourne since she won the title in 2008, the latest of her three major trophies after Wimbledon 2004 and the US Open 2006.

Maria Sharapova cropped

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