Coverage of the 2006 JPMorgan Chase Open
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5 | Finals
Carson CA- For the
second straight day Maria Sharapova defeated her
opponent in straight sets and in under 90 minutes.
Sharapova defeated 15th seed Marion Bartoli 6-1,6-2.
“Why would I want to make the match any longer than
I have to,” said Sharapova. “I am playing well right
now, I am going to see how long this can keep going
physically and mentally.
Sharapova will face fellow Russian Dinara Safina in
the night session for a quarterfinal match.
After a grueling three sets and a first set ankle
injury, Serena Williams defeated Daniela Hantuchova
of Slovakia 1-6,6-3,6-3. “ I felt like I got off to
a slow start. I do not feel I was impressive said
Williams. After winning the second set, Williams
holds a 4-1 record over Hantuchova and this is the
first time in all meetings where the match went
Williams will face fellow American Meghann
Shaughnessy in a quarterfinal match.
Adam Davis can be