Monday, January 7, 2008

Maria Sharapova Starts Practicing for Australian Open 2008

Maria Sharapova has already arrived Australia to take part in the first grand slam of the year, Australian Open 2008, starting from 14 January. The Russian tennis started practicing at the Rod Laver Arena soon after her arrival in Melbourne. Last year’s finalist is preparing for next week’s tournament. Today in the first practice session, she looked very serious, though was making fun often with her hitting partner and coach.

Australianopen reported:

Sharapova did not seem phased by the hot sun pouring through the open roof at Rod Laver, nor jetlag, having only arrived in Melbourne this morning after playing in a tournament in Hong Kong.

The unmistakable cries from last year’s runner-up filled the empty arena, which in less than a week will be jam packed full of fans.

The former world no. 1 could not win any Grand Slam tournament last year and her performance in other WTA tournament was not satisfactory. So, Sharapova must try her best to start the year with wining her first Australian Open title. Now, let us see how far the fifth seed can go in Australia Open 2008 tennis tournament.

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