Maria Sharapova beat Ana Ivanovic 6-1 6-2 Friday at the Sony Ericsson Championships in Madrid. World number four Ivanovic played great, but Sharapova was extraordinary! I have no words to explain the Russian’s performance. She was strong, dominant, energetic, and … perfect, like she was not from this planet. Definitely her best performance in 2007.
Ivanovic was a tough opponent, even though you wouldn’t tell that from the result. I think that the Serb has nothing to regret after this match, she played well, only her serve could have been better. But even if her serve was at a fantastic level, she probably wouldn’t have defeated inspired Sharapova, only the result would have been different.
If Maria Sharapova continues this amazing form, she will take the word “favorite” from world number one Justine Henin at the season-ending Championships.
Anyway, Sharapova will next face Anna Chakvetadze, while Ana Ivanovic will play Justine Henin.