Olga Puchkova v Maria Sharapova Live
The very first Grand Slam tennis event is upon us once again, and in the first round of the women's singles, Olga Puchkova from Russia will compete against her countrymate, and the number two seeded player in this competition, Maria Sharapova. This match happens at 11:00AM at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, on Monday, January 14th. There is also another ladies match featuring number nine seed Samantha Stosur in this arena, and Novak Djokovic takes on Paul Henri Mathieu from France as well.
Olga Puchkova has played in two Australian Open events in the past, having made it as far as the second round of the tournament twice, the first in 2007 and then again the very next year. She has also played in the doubles competition those same years, but wasn't able to make it any further than the first round. As for Maria Sharapova, she has played in this tournament nine times and was the winner of the 2008 Australian Open. She has done well the other times that she has entered as well. For doubles, she has made it no further than the second round.
Tags: Grand Slam, Olga Puchkova, Australian Open, Maria Sharapova
Posted: 14th January 2013
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