Paula Ormaechea v Maria Sharapova Live
Maria Sharapova, the fans favourite to win the ongoing French Open title after Serena Williams crashed out, has set up a third round clash against Argentine Paula Ormaechea for the third round of the grand slam at the Roland Garros in Paris.
Maria Sharapova has a great chance of winning the French Open this year after her most able opponent bowed out of the competition in the second round, moments after Venus Williams also faced the same fate. Sharapova won her second round match 7-5,6-2 in straight sets although the first set did pose some questions for the Russian. Sharapova, to her credit, came up with the answers and was able to wrap things up with relative ease in the second set.
Paula Ormaechea ousted Monica Niculescu in her second round fixture to progress into round 3 of the French Open. However, things were not as straight forward as the Argentine had a battle on her hands after losing the first set 2-6. She clawed back into the game taking the second set 7-5 before wrapping things up with a swift 6-2 win in the third set.
The game holds her in good stead for her match against Sharapova where she could expect her work cut out. The duo have never faced each other on court before so it could be interesting to see how things pan out. Sharapova though, has a much superior recent record on clay, winning nine out of her last ten matches compared to Ormaechea’s four out of a possible ten.
Tags: Roland Garros, Maria Sharapova, French Open, Paula Ormaechea
Posted: 30th May 2014
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