Maria Sharapova wins her all-Russian semifinal against Ekaterina Makarova to reach her fourth Australian Open final with a 6-3 6-2 victory.
Maria Sharapova d Ekaterina Makarova 6-3 6-2.
Ekaterina Makarova d Simona Halep 6-4 6-0.
Ekaterina Makarova d Julia Goerges 6-3 6-2.
Dan Imhoff runs the rule over who shone, who emerged and who disappointed on the women’s side of the draw at Australian Open 2015.
Not even a record of 15 successive defeats will deter Maria Sharapova from believing she can beat Serena Williams for the first time in a decade in Saturday's AO women's final.
Andy Murray is an established member of the ‘Big Four’, Tomas Berdych a top-10 fixture poised to take the next step. What gives in a battle between two men with a common coaching link?
Ekaterina Makarova went into her AO quarterfinal against third seed Simona Halep relatively unheralded. She emerged with a thumping victory and a semifinal place.
In his final major as a teenager, Nick Kyrgios has ridden a wave of emotion to the quarterfinals - where an older, wiser Andy Murray awaits.
Ekaterina Makarova has gone under the radar in Melbourne this year, but that will all change if the Russian is able to oust No.3 seed Simona Halep in their quarterfinal on Tuesday.
Ekaterina Makarova has some track record at Melbourne Park and Julia Goerges was powerless to halt her progress, the Russian winning 6-3 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals.
Ekaterina Makarova has continued her love affair with Melbourne Park, reaching the fourth round for the fifth year in a row after a convincing 6-4 6-4 victory over Czech Karolina Pliskova.