Kim has the Keys To beating Maria
Q. What are your keys for beating Sharapova?
KIM CLIJSTERS: The key for the front door and then one for the back door (laughing). I don't know.
I have to be very aggressive. That's the thing against those kind of girls now, you have to play aggressive, you have keep your unforced errors down. You have to ‑‑ just have to be there from the start as well because once they start going, they get on a roll and they just start cruising. And, you know, I saw that today as well against Venus. Once she gets into that rhythm, she hits the ball so clean and so flat and so hard. So you just have to, you know, maybe try to break that rhythm sometimes like I maybe did against Lindsay in the final of Indian Wells as well.
I think Kim has it right. You beat Sharapova at her own game or you mix it up a lot and frustrate the hell out of her. You keep it close and don't let her pull ahead.