After an impressive comeback to the professional circuit at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix for Maria Sharapova, she is now lingering outside the Top 200 in the rankings at No. 262. An excellent run saw her reach the semifinals, and this is obviously a positive sign for the Russian. With this run, a lot can be expected from the five-time Grand Slam champion in the near future.
There would be a blockbuster and intriguing match-up played on the Centre Court at the Porsche Arena, with Maria Sharapova facing off against Kristina Mladenovic for a place in the final of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.
Three-time champion Maria Sharapova overcame another tight opening set at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix to book her place in the quarterfinals with a straight-set victory over compatriot Ekaterina Makarova.
Day three action at the Porsche Tennis
Grand Prix in Stuttgart saw the completion of six remaining round of 16
matchups. The day’s action was headlined by the likes of defending champion
Angelique Kerber and past champions, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Maria Sharapova
but all three suffered mixed fates as one was tumbled out of the tournament.
There would be an all-Russian clash in the second round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix as the resurgent player in Maria Sharapova continues her comeback, this time against former top 10 player Ekaterina Makarova.