Maria Sharapova winning the semi-finals at the Sony Ericsson Open 2011

Maria Sharapova cheering her win at Sony Ericsson Open Semi-Finals. (Reuters)
Maria Sharapova kissing to the crowd at the court. (Getty)

When Andrea Petkovic won the first set, some may be thinking that it is again another match where Maria Sharapova might after not able to be in the final and not getting back to her shape where she used to be the World No. 1. However, if you watch on later Maria Sharapova's stronger and faster pace tennis returns made her win the next two sets. Her determination to get to the final seems there at every return she hit the ball. She was elated. Very in fact when she won the match as it can be seen from the photos of her.

Maria Sharapova has finally made to the final of this Open and she will be facing Victoria Azarenka. It is now just one more step away to win a championship which she kind of endorsed.

Maria Sharapova it is time to be at your best again!