Stuttgart – Maria Sharapova advanced to the semifinals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix tournament. In the quarterfinals, Sharapova frustrate Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 4-6, and 6-4.
Sharapova had to fight all three sets against Ivanovic at Porsche Arena on Saturday (04/27/2013) pm dawn. This is almost the same as when he takes 3 hours to beat Lucie Safarova day before.
Russian tennis player was leading 4-1 in the third set before finally sealed his victory with a score of 6-4.
After the match, Sharapova admitted that the match took place heavy for him.
“It is very difficult to move my body. I need a little time to warm up. This is one tough game,” he said as quoted by AP.
“Anna is more resilient, have a more powerful forehand, and I have to bend over backwards to the end. Glad I was finally able to escape.”
In the semifinal Sharapova will face Angelique Kerber. Previously, Kerber won 6-3, 7-6 (2) over Yaroslava Shvedova.
Stuttgart – Petra Kvitova qualify for the second round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix after defeating Annika Beck. Meanwhile, Caroline Wozniacki could not go far because immediately foundered.
Facing Beck at Porsche Arena on Wednesday (24/04/2013), Kvitova had to fight hard. The fifth seed eventually won after a long fight three sets in 2 hours 26 minutes. He won 7-5, 6-7, and 6-3.
Kvitova will face opponents in the second half is Julia Goerges or Kirsten Flipkens.
Wozniacki suffered misfortune. Former world number one tennis player must immediately lift the suitcase after defeated Carla Suarez Navarro 6-7, 1-6.
In other matches, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won the duel fellow Russian. Pavlyuchenkova beat Ekaterina Makarova 6-7, 7-5, 6-4 in the second round and will challenge third seed Angelique Kerber.
Lucie Safarova also advanced to the second round after beating Mona Barthel 6-4, 6-1. Safarova will fight defending champion Maria Sharapova in the second round.
Defending champion Roger Federer Wimbledon tennis tournament was reprimanded for wearing tennis shoes orange soles that violate tournament rules. In the first round match on Monday (against Victor Hanescu on Monday, June 24, Federer wore orange shoes with soles when tournament rules require players to wear white clothing and shoes.
Federer won in the first round. Organizers consider soles seven times Wimbledon champion was against the rules. Therefore, he was ordered not to wear those shoes again during the match at Wimbledon.
“This rule applies to anyone, including Roger Federer.”
The BBC’s Alex Capstick health problems reported Wimbledon tournament rules are very strict, especially regarding the dress code for the players.
“This rule applies to anyone, including Roger Federer,” said Capstick.
The players are only allowed to use a bit of color variation on their shoes and clothing. However further Capstick, this time not only disputed issue dress code. Andre Agassi once refused entry into the tournament because of tight regulations, but he ended up as the provisions comply with the dress code.
In another development, a former player who surprisingly Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal, Steve Darcis of Belgium withdrew from the tournament because of a shoulder injury.
Players are also women’s retreat is the second seed, Victoria Azarenka, who has not recovered from a knee problem.
Wimbledon Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year gets the spotlight after some players complained about the condition of the pitch. Recorded in a single day seven tennis player Click withdrew because of injury and a few others because of a slip on the grass at Wimbledon during a match. Organizations International Tennis Federation (ITF) called this mass resignation as the largest in the history of Wimbledon. Third seed and 2004 champion, Maria Sharapova, fell three times and had to get treatment long enough, in the face of Michelle Larcher De Brito in the second round. “Most of the grass on the pitch suffered cuts and dead grass is not completely cleaned. Fields became slippery. Difficult to play in a field like this,” said Sharapova, after being defeated De Brito.
“I’ve never fallen three times in one game. This time I saw a lot of players slipped and some of them injured,” said the Russian tennis player.
“Field slick. Difficult to play on the field like this.”
She advised the players to practice on the field more often Wimbledon before games.
Another big name loud is the second seed, Victoria Azarenka.
He throws after being forced to retreat when critics fell in the second round on Wednesday (26/06) because of an injury he experienced a fall in Field No. 1 on Monday.
“I fell pretty badly while my opponent dropped two times,” said Azarenka.
“I hope the committee can resolve the problem of this field,” he added.
Which is also backwards is Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Steve Darcis who rocketed his name after Click rid Rafael Nadal in the first round.
Wimbledon organizers said they had prepared the pitch in the same way with the previous years.