Maria Sharapova advances to another semi-finals this time at the Pan-Pacific Open

Maria Sharapova striking back at the Pan-Pacific Open. (AFP)

 Maria Sharapova shines and waving to the crowd. (AP)

Maria has made it to another semi-finals and she has come a long way to maintain such performance despite the fact many of the big stars has already been out of the game. She won Samantha Stosur the former Tokyo champion and has climbed to the ranking of World 25th from over 100th position.

The World former no. 1 seems to be getting back and she breezed past Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic to keep on course for a potential final showdown against Jelena Jankovic who is the other star that has continue to maintain her placing in this tennis tournament.

As the match continues it is only going to be more exciting and Maria Sharapova probably have a good shot to win at this Pan-Pacific Open Tokyo tournament.