Stat Geeks Unite: Deconstructing Sharapova vs. Kerber

by: Jonathan Scott | April 28, 2013

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For you statistics geeks out there, Juan José at The Changeover has a most interesting take on the Stuttgart semifinal match played betwixt Maria Sharapova and Angelique Kerber. His breakdown of game, break, set, and match points converted or else gifted to the opponent provides a revealing take on Sharapova's return prowess and the relative grinding that Kerber has to do against the stars at the apex of the WTA Tour. See that rundown here.

Here's a photo album of Sharapova posing alongside some classic and modern Porsche cars. The German company is her newest sponsor, and that No. 42 silver road beast that she sits in is a beautiful machine, to be sure. In news that will surprise no one, her dress is perfect, and for the occasion. Porsche certainly knows what it's doing, and with approximately 88 percent of its car buyers being men.

Sharapova next takes on Li Na in the Stuttgart final, her chance to defend last year's championship there. Even so, Li bounced Sharapova 6-2, 6-2 in the Australian Open semifinals in January. Who do you foresee winning this title at hand?

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