Auckland Gallery Part I
Maria Sharapova is just one of the shining stars who came to the ASB Classic this week.
Published January 06, 2011 12:00
In the most intriguing first round match, Yanina Wickmayer outdid Dinara Safina in three sets.
Maria Sharapova came out on fire, scoring a routine 62 63 win over Alberta Brianti on Monday.
Svetlana Kuznetsova had a strong first match of 2010, beating New Zealand's Sacha Jones, 64 62.
After battling through qualifying, Sabine Lisicki lost just four games in her first rounder.
Maria Sharapova delighted fans on the ASB Tennis Centre grounds with an autograph session.
One of Maria Sharapova's young fans proudly displayed the former world No.1's autograph.
British teenager Heather Watson came out of qualifying and reached her first WTA quarterfinal.
Chinese No.3 Peng Shuai's serve was on in a second round upset of No.3 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Greta Arn had been 0-15 against Top 20 players but stunned No.18 Maria Sharapova in the quarters.
Maria Sharapova left the court after a shock 62 75 quarterfinal loss to 31-year-old Greta Arn.