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Serena to play Sharapova in the quarter finals at Stanford
Two former Grand Slam Champions, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will be facing off in the quarter finals of the Stanford hard court tournament. Both these players have had a good run in the competition, so the match is interestingly poised.

STANFORD HARD court tournament would be witnessing two modern era great Tennis players, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova playing against one another in the quarter final match at Stanford's Taube Family Tennis Stadium. Serena defeated Maria Kirilenko 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 to meet Sharapova in the quarter finals. On the other hand, Sharapova won her match against Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.

It is always deemed to be an interesting tie whenever these two players meet. They get the audiences going with their brand of tennis that is of top most quality. The crowd would be anticipating a great match between these former Grand Slam winners.

It would not be an easy task for Serena as it has not been long that she has recovered from her injury. She was absent from the game for almost a year, following her foot surgery. Still, she looked strong in her match against Maria Kirilenko as she served 14 aces during the game too.

Serena has always been a great competitor and always fights till the last. She has been fighting against all her opponents after her comeback into the WTA circuit as she wants to achieve the top 10 rankings, which she used to regularly feature in. Her counterpart, Maria Sharapova has been in good form this season, as she reached the semi-finals and finals of the French Open and Wimbledon 2011 respectively. The player who plays well on the day would be reaching the next round of the competition.

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