Four-time Grand slam champion Maria Sharapova to face Kirsten Flipkens in the 2014 Open GDF SUEZ tournament quarter final, schedule to kick off at 14:30 GMT on Friday 31st January, being played here on indoor hard courts in Paris.
Maria Sharapova the former World No. 1 has overcome against Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia in straight sets with a 6-0, 6-1 score line, where the Russian star is looking very condiment to beat her quarter final opponent. Sharapova, who had made early exit from the 2014 Australian Open tournament fourth round, but she is eyeing to clinch the first title here in Paris this season.
Both the players are meeting for the fourth time in their tennis career, where Sharapova has been leading with a 3-0 win loss head-to-head record against Flipkens. The pair last meet at the 2013 Australian Open fourth round and Sharapova won the match in two sets with a 6-1, 6-0 score line. As per the predictions, Sharapova is considered as big favorite to clinch victory in consecutive sets in quarter finals and secure place in the 2014 Open GDF SUEZ semi finals in Paris.
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