In quarterfinals, Makarova will taken on her compatriot Maria Sharapova or Sabina Lisicki of Germany.
We should congratulate Makarova for this fantastic victory against Serena Williams.
This victory was unpredictible but that means Makarova plays a good tennis.
Five-time champion Serena Williams is out of the Australian Open in a shocking upset, beaten Monday by unseeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 6-2, 6-3.
Makarova played an intelligent tennis against Serena.
Serena Williams is not unbeatable, if you play a good tennis.
It is very interesting to watch this match: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSBwI4uZcB8
A pick-up team that registered to play with less than one minute remaining before the tournament deadline won the 2012 United States Open mixed doubles championship.
Ekaterina Makarova of Russia and Bruno Soares of Brazil defeated Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic and Marcin Matkowski of Poland, 6-7 (8), 6-1, 12-10 (tiebreak).
Soares said that he discovered moments before the sign-in on Aug. 17 that his ranking and that of his proposed partner, Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia, would not qualify them to enter the championship.
Makarova was practicing on a distant outside court, he said. Her ranking would qualify them, he said he was told.
“So I had to run, actually my coach did that. He went running all the way over there and talked to her and called me like 30 seconds to go and said, ‘You can sign.’”
On Thursday, the pair dropped the first set in an agonizing 18-point tiebreaker. “Inside I was really nervous,” Makarova said.
But her partner praised her ability to blunt their opponents’ serving advantage. “One thing that really helps us is because she returns really well,” Soares said.
The pair upset the second-seeded team of Lisa Raymond and Mike Bryan of the United States in the first round. Peschke and Matkowski upset the top-seeded team of Liezel Huber of the United States and Max Mirnyi of Belarus in the semifinals.