Re: Beijing F: Azarenka def. Sharapova 6-3, 6-1
Sharapova can only play one way and that's it. She gives the same pace ball with the same depth to Azarenka all day and Azarenka copes with it really well, she doesn't try to throw in a slice or an odd moonball a drop shot or anything else to change her fate. I fail to see how this is in any way a good rivalry. First off they are WAAAAAY too noisy and second off apart from disliking one another there is no real on court rivalry apart from the odd close match when Sharapova has to hit all the lines in order to compete. She left her best tennis with Kerber.
RIP Elena Baltacha, thank you for dedicating your life to a sport we all love. You'll be missed but never forgotten.