Zarina Diyas v Maria Sharapova Live
In a third round match at the 2015 Australian Open 31st seeded Zarina Diyas, 21, of Kazakhstan will take on second seeded Maria Sharapova, 27, of Russia.
Zarina Diyas is currently ranked 31 and that is her highest ranking ever in her career. Last year she broke into the Grand Slams and finished at the third round in the Australian as well as the US Open. She did one better and reached the fourth round in the Wimbledon but lost in the first round in the French Open.
In the first round Diyas defeated Polish qualifier Urszula Radwanska in three sets 6-6 6-4 6-2. In the second round she defeated unseeded Slovakian girl Anna Schmiedlova in three sets 3-6 6-2 8-6.
Maria Sharapova had beaten qualifier Petra Martic of Croatia in straight sets 6-4 6-1 in the first round. In the second round she defeated another qualifier in three sets 6-1 4-6 7-5. This match went down the wire. Maria Sharapova had won the Australian Open back in 2008. She has won all other Grand Slam at least once. She has won the French Open twice.
Maria Sharapova should have the class and guile to overcome her younger opponent from Kazakhstan.
Tags: Australian Open, Zarina Diyas, Maria Sharapova, Grand Slam
Posted: 23rd January 2015
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