Australian Open 2012 Results And Scores: Maria Sharapova Advances To Semifinals

The women's quarterfinals are in the book after Day 10 action at the 2012 Australian Open in Melbourne. The semifinals are now set and will feature three Top-Five women's tennis players.

One of those players prevailing in a quarterfinals match was Russian-born No. 4 seed Maria Sharapova, who squared off against fellow countrywoman Ekaterina Makarova. Sharapova had little trouble dispatching of Makarova, defeating her in straight sets of 6-2, 6-3.

With the win, Sharapova advances to the semifinals, where she will face off against No. 2 Petra Kvitova, who defeated Italian underdog Sara Errani just a short time earlier on Day 10. The other semifinals match in women's competition pits No. 11 Kim Clijsters against No. 3 Victoria Azarenka.

Check out SB Nation's tennis hub for all your 2012 Australian Open news.

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