Sharapova cruises into Australian Open-2008 final
Maria Sharapova crushed Jelena Jankovic (3) 6-3, 6-1 in a one-sided semi-final Thursday to reach Australian Open final.
"Jelena is always dangerous when she's down," Maria said. "She's proven that in this tournament. I was happy to be able to close that first set out." "I'm really happy I got through and I'm back in the final," said the Russian, who is on a mission to make amends for last year's humiliating loss to Serena Williams in the final. "I had the experience going into last year's final and it didn't turn out too good. I'm just glad that I've been able to play such good tennis and I hope I can continue that for another match." Maria Sharapova will face Serbia's Ana Ivanovic in the final of the Australian Open-2008.