Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka advance to the final at the China Open 2012

Maria Sharapova at the China Open 2012. (AP)
Maria Sharapova hugging Angelique Kerber after winning the quarter finals. (AP) 

Maria Sharapova smiling and waving to the crowd at the China Open 2012. (AP) 

It has been an impressive victory streak for Maria Sharapova at the China Open as she went on to win S. Cirstea 6-2, 6-2, P. Hercog 6-0, 6-2, Angelique Kerber 6-0, 6-3 and Li Na the China favourite at the semi-finals 6-4, 6-0. Her powerful shots enabled her to advance smoothly in the games and she will be facing Victoria Azarenka the current World No. 1 at the China Open final. 

Victoria Azarenka also performed pretty well at the China Open and she won Marion Bartoli 6-4, 6-2 at the semi-finals to clinch the spot at the final. This final will be a repeat between the top 2 players in the World meeting each other when they were at the Australia Open final and now for the China Open title.