2006 PACIFIC LIFE OPEN

SF

MARIA SHARAPOVA v MARTINA HINGIS

6-3 6-3

Sharapova dominated Hingis with powerful groundstrokes, hitting 29 winners to nine by the Swiss star in their third meeting in seven weeks. Hingis beat Sharapova in Tokyo, and Sharapova won in Dubai last month.
When Hingis seemed to be gaining momentum in the second set, a man in the stands behind Sharapova yelled, “Martina, she’s getting tired.”
Sharapova said, “That kind of pumped me up and I hit two winners in a row. I looked back at (him) and I’m like, ‘I’m tired, my butt.’”
"I told myself, no matter how many balls it takes I'm going to make one more ball than her. Mentally, that's how I won."
Hingis' comeback streak is still going strong and she seemed pleased to get to the SF, but soon she will be hungry for a champion's trophy again!
 

USA ORDERS:

$12.00

NON-USA ORDERS:

$16.00