Maria Sharapova and Maria Kirilenko at BNP Open 2012

Maria Sharapova and Maria Kirilenko had a real long game at the quarter finals and at the start of the game, it was Maria Kirilenko who had the lead but Maria Sharapova came back and won the next two sets. The game ended with the score 3-6, 7-5, 6-2. At the second set Maria Kirilenko took a short break to tape her ankle and Maria Sharapova managed to find her rhythm again to come back. Initially Maria Kirilenko was really confident after the first set and at the second set onwards Maria Sharapova found her groove to lead then. At the third set Maria Sharapova won and the whole game lasted 3 hours and 5 minutes. It was a great game put up by two professional players. Maria Sharapova who is a former BNP Paribas Open champion will take on another BNP Paribas Open champion Ana Ivanovic at the semi-finals.