Sharapova through to 4th round in Australia
Maria Sharapova advanced to the fourth round of the Australian
Open, beating Julia Goerges of Germany 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Friday.
Sharapova had an erratic day with her serve, hitting seven aces
but mixing that with 11 double-faults. The most important ace came
on match point.
The 2008 Australian Open champion, Sharapova will play the
winner of Friday night’s match between Venus Williams and Andrea
Petkovic in the fourth round.
Sharapova missed the 2009 Australian Open due to injury and was
ousted in the first round last year.