Russia tennis professional stars Maria Sharapova and Svetlana Kuznetsova are going to meet in the semi-final of 2015 Mutua Madrid Open on 8 May. Defending champion Maria Sharapova will be desperate to win this clash and reach to final. And if she gets success to do so, she’ll regain her 2nd rank position in WTA rankings.
Head to Head
Maria Sharapova 8:4 Svetlana Kuznetsova
Today’s Maria Sharapova vs Svetlana Kuznetsova will be 13th meeting between these players on tennis court. In previous 12 meets, current world number 3 Maria has defeated Kuznetsova on 8 occasions whereas 29 years old Svetlana’s got success to beat Maria 4 times. In last 5 meetings Sharapova has dominated and won four matches against Svetlana Kuznetsova. Last time in 2008 Indian Wells Masters semi-final Kuznetsova beat Maria.
So it will be a tough challenge for Svetlana to win today as she didn’t beat Maria in past 7 years. Russian no. 1 Maria Sharapova has been playing good tennis throughout this Madrid Masters and she defeated Caroline Wozniacki in the quarterfinal by 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 to reach in the semi-final. On the other hand Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated Lucie Safarova in quarter-final by 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3) to set up semi-final against Maria.
Maria Sharapova is favorite to win and she has 75 percent win chances over Svetlana Kuznetsova. As per Sports Mirchi predictions Maria will qualify in the Madrid Open final by winning semi-final in straight sets.
Live Telecast and streaming
The match has been scheduled to begin at 11:00 local time and 10:00 BST. Russian viewers can watch Sharapova vs Kuznetsova live telecast on television by tuning NTV Plus. The live tennis match online streaming can be watched on bet365 and tennistv.com by registering on these two portals. Live match score and latest updates will be provided by livescore.com.