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Clijsters saved five machbola and beat Ivanovic 

Clijsters saved five machbola and beat Ivanovic


Belgian Kim Clijsters remove Ana Ivanovic in the quarterfinals of the strongest tournament in Miami in a dramatic match ended 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-6 (5).

Defending champions from last year Clijsters saved machbola five goals before winning the game of former world No 1, which lasted two hours and 17 minutes. Ivanovic was leading by 5-1 in the third set and 40-0 in the service of Belgian, but lost three straight points. Serb then had two more opportunities to close games, but failed to do so.
In the next round Clijsters will face Victoria Azaryonka.

Russian Maria Sharapova wins in a marathon Romanian Alexandra Dyulgeru to qualify for semifinals. Sharapova needed three hours and 28 minutes to reach the final 3-7, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5). "It was long. It was hard. I did not do their strongest game, but eventually I managed to win. I made too many mistakes, and she played very consistently. But ultimately won, so I'm happy," said Russian after the match , said. The semi-finals she will face Germany's Andrea Petkovic, who beat Jelena Jankovic to 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.

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