Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

After wins over 7th seed Carla Suarez Navarro and 4th seed Angelique Kerber, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova rallied from a set down to defeat Maria Sharapova 4-6 6-3 6-4 in the first semifinal of the Open GDF Suez.
She will play Sara Errani in final. The Italian defeated Alizé Cornet in a 3 hours marathon match: 7-6 3-6 7-6 3.

Sugarpova

Maria Sharapova’s candy line Sugarpova is one of the sponsors of the Premier-level Open GDF Suez held in Paris this week.

As a good businesswoman, Maria Sharapova took part to an autograph session at the Drugstore Publicis on Monday to promote her brand.

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova made a quick work of last year’s Wimbledon semifinalist, Kirsten Flipkens. She won in straight sets 6-2 6-2.

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More pics of the Open GDF Suez: Maria Sharapova at practice, Angelique Kerber vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Without a doubt the best match I’ve watched in a long, long time. I must say I was really surprised by the level of play. 5-7 6-3 7-6 for Pavlyuchenkova.

Angelique Kerber and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Angelique Kerber

Maria Sharapova

Enjoy some pics and videos of Maria Sharapova at practice yesterday with coach Sven Groeneveld:

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova

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