High quality tennis by Maria in the semis against the other Russian Maria Kirilenko. In the first set, on 22 Maria wins four games in row and takes the set 62. Slightly more difficult the second set when there is a break by Kirilenko 32, but Maria quickly recovers, breaks back Kirilenko and takes again four games in a row to close the set 63 and the match. Maria convinced as for lovely shots and great determination. No chance for Kirilenko against today's Maria. On Saturday, Maria is the final of the Olympic Games. Good time in London.
Great Maria, congratulations !!
Take care of yourself.
Giorgio from Italy
I watched Serena dismantle Vika, as I'm sure many of us did. It was almost embarrassing. Vika might as well have been Serena's warm-up partner.
Our heroine has her work cut out for her, to put it mildly. So, here we go...