On Wednesday, the Russian woman, seeded 4th number in the quarterfinals defeated her compatriot Ekaterina Makarova, who earlier round of the fight knocked out former first racket of the world Serena Williams . Russian derby lasted nearly half an hour and ended with victory for Sharapova 6-2, 6-3.
The winner of the Fastest 26 goals, which is 2.5 times greater than that of Makarova (10). The assets of four favorite breaks and three Ace. At the same time she made 4 double and 32 Unforced errors. Makarova made a submission right through, made a break and made a 3 doubles and 20 unforced errors.
In the semifinals, Sharapova, winner of the Australian Open-2008, will rival Petra Czech woman Kvitovoy, the second tournament racket, which on Wednesday beat Italian Sara Errani – 6:4, 6:4.
The total prize fund of the competition – 26.83 million Australian dollars.