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WTA Miami - Final - Women

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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
BelarusV Azarenka66---
Russian FederationM Sharapova14---

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  1. -- - Sharapova 1-6 4-6 NEW BALLS Azarenka goes wide for 15-0. But she continues to pepper the Sharapova forehand and it finally gives way 15-15. Then Maria heaves a backhand wide. Azarenka then sets up Sharapova by moving late and bringing CP number three...Sharapova finds the net and that's GAME, SET and MATCH /// pokerwave2810 I can't believe you didn't know that. You must feel pretty silly eh?

  2. -- - Sharapova 1-6 4-5 BREAK Azarenka serves for the title and it's nervy to say to least to get to 15-15. After forcing Azarenka into a mistake Sharapova goes long for 30-30. Azarenka then nails the backhand to force Sharapova into the net. Championship point...which is saved. But then pushes a forehand wide. CP number two...saved. And she breaks.

  3. -- - Sharapova 1-6 3-5 BREAK Game on all of a sudden. Azarenka remains two games away from glory. Sharapova pulls a forehand wide for 0-15. But then races a first serve to reach 15-15. Azarenka gives the Sharapova forehand plenty of ammo but Maria actually makes one stick for 30-15. The returns to type by sending a backhand into the net for 30-30. Maria goes for a big second serve but it's out /// pokerwave2810 do you mean at the start of every update? That's because she served first.

  4. -- - Sharapova 1-6 3-4 BREAK Azarenka forces Maria wide and he forehand is wide. But Azarenka lets a backhand slip wide for 15-15. Then Maria's old faults return and a forehand is well long. Before Azarenka pushes her own backhand long. Sharapova is pushing Azarenka but the Belarussian is too good on the big points. Maria forces Deuce. Then clips a forehand to break again /// I didn't ignore you pokerwave2810. That's why I mentioned you.

  5. -- - Sharapova 1-6 2-4 Sharapova withstands the Azarenka onslaught and races to 30-0. But Azarenka will not be outdone and floors a forehand for 30-15. But Azarenka goes long and Sharapova can claw back another game. And then goes wide and Sharapova has another on the board.

  6. -- - Sharapova 1-6 1-4 BREAK Azarenka continues her path towards the title. Azarenka produces a stunning forehand down the line to leave Sharapova chasing shadows at 30-0. Azarenka tenses up a touch and gices Sharapova 30-30 with a double fault. But Maria can only find the net before volleying cross court for Deuce. But she holds her nerve and breaks for first time since the first set.

  7. -- - Sharapova 1-6 0-4 Azarenka is forced to go wide for 15-0. Then defensive for 30-0. Azarenka then finds the net for 40-0 and Sharapova can claim her first game in nine. But panics and Azarenka gets back to 40-30. And then 40-40. Azarenka then gets two net cords to break /// Thank you pokerwave281. But I'm not backing Sharapova or Azarenka. Maybe take your time when reading.

  8. -- - Sharapova 1-6 0-3 Sharapova delivers a staggeringly good drop shot again for 0-15. But Azarenka is too good and sends a drive down the line for 15-15. Maria then finds the net but with the very next point beats Azarenka with a trademark forehand for 30-30. Then Azarenka serves at her for 40-30. Maria picks up the short first serve and it's Deuce. But Sharapova goes long to lose the eighth consecutive game.

  9. -- - Sharapova 1-6 0-2 BREAK Sharapova finally gives her fans some hope as her drop shot from the middle of the court is placed to perfection. But Azarenka then gives her the runaround for 15-15. More pressure from the Belarussian and it's 15-30. A double fault brings break point. But she rallies to force Deuce. Before putting a shot into the net with Azarenka nowhere. And another double fault gives the game.

  10. -- - Sharapova 1-6 0-1 Azarenka gets us underway. And Sharapova's forehand continues where it left off. Azarenka then gets the luckiest of net cords to bring her to 40-0 and Sharapova is out of her depth here.

  11. -- - Sharapova 1-6 Sharapova nails a forehand cross court for 15-0. Before Azarenka moves Maria all over the court and leaves an empty court to play into for 15-15. Sharapova then plays an attempted drop shot that barely makes it half-way towards the net. Maria then fires into the net to bring up set point at 30-40. Azarenka follows suit for Deuce. Before Sharapova finds the net and that's the set.

  12. -- - Sharapova 1-5 Azarenka challenges her own serve after it was called in. And it was. Luckily she can rely on Sharapova's hopeless forehand to get back to 30-15. But the forehand then clicks and finds the corner of the court for 30-30 before pulling another wide for 40-30. Azarenka then produces a dazzling backhand cross court pass to take it.

  13. -- - Sharapova 1-4 A catalogue of poor decision-making gives Sharapova 30-0. Azarenka returns for 30-15. Sharapova's forehand is four feet long for 30-30. Then four inches for break point. But Azarenka fires a backhand cross court to break once more.

  14. -- - Sharapova 1-3 Sharapova crushes a forehand for 0-15. Before the same forehand finds the net - it's so unreliable it's untrue. The winner of this match will simply hit less unforced errors. Sharapova again goes long for 40-30 then wide to give Azarenka the first hold of the match.

  15. -- - Sharapova 1-2 BREAK Sharapova falls to 0-30 and appears to be carrying an arm injury - worth keeping an eye on. A stronger serve gives her 15-30 before she goes wide for 15-40. Azarenka finds the net for 30-40. Sharapova then pulls one well wide.

  16. -- - Sharapova 1-1 BREAK BACK Sharapova brings out the drop shot immediately and forces a mistake for 0-15. Azarenka gets back into the game at 15-30 before finding the net for 15-40 and then another mistake brings us level.

  17. - - Sharapova 0-1 BREAK - The tall Russian gets off to a flyer and a booming forehand brings up 30-0 before a typical double-fault rears its ugly head. An Azarenka error leads to 40-15 before Sharapova finds the net for 40-30 and goes long for Deuce. Azarenka blitzes one down the line and Sharapova returns the favour. Then a mixture of poor serving and worse returning brings five Deuces before Azarenka breaks after nine minutes.

  18. 17.34 - The umpire has told both players that they have two minutes before play will begin. I can honestly say I have no idea which way this will go but should be a cracking battle.

  19. 17.31 - The heat rule may not be in effect for this match but it's still a sweltering 87F. Add that to the screeches of these two women, this could be a very tiring match.

  20. 17.26 - Victoria Azarenka is the woman on the other side of the net and crushed Vera Zvonareva in their semi-final.

  21. 17.24 - Maria Sharapova plays her first final in more than seven months after beating Andrea Petkovic in the semi-final.

  22. 17.15 - Welcome to live text commentary of the Miami Masters women's final.

Maria Sharapova

Nationality RUS
Date of Birth 19/04/1987
Height 1.88 m
Weight 59 kg

Victoria Azarenka

Nationality BLR
Date of Birth 31/07/1989
Height 1.83 m
Weight 66 kg

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