Coverage of the 2006 JPMorgan Chase Open
Day 1 |
3 | 4 |
5 | Finals
It took Serena Williams three sets to find a way
to beat Meghann Shaughnessy, 6-7(4), 6-1, 6-4, but she left no doubt
that her ability and fitness is still a threat on the WTA
Sony/Erickson Tour. Williams, ranked 110 is taking one step at a
time. "Right now, I'm just trying to get to the top 50". Serena
meets Jelena Jankovic (SCG) in tonight's semi-final.
In the evening
quarterfinal match, Maria Sharapova spent little time downing
Russian Dinara Safina, 6-2, 6-4. With several crowd pleasing point
challenges, the match was Sharapova's for the taking. Safina called
for a trainer and seemed to have a problem with her right elbow.
With Sharapova's 65% 1st serve percentage, Sharapova appears
prepared and focused to make a solid run of this season's US Open
Maria Sharapova will
play Elena Dementieva this afternoon in the first semi-final match.