Live on Eurosport: Thu 13.00: Maria Sharapova, 8/15 with Boylesports, has a real chance to assert herself as a force on the WTA tour.
Sharapova struggled for a long period following surgery but has found some good form of late and is now a victory over Li Na away from a Grand Slam final. Betfred even have her as 5/4 outright fav and bet365 go 6/5 for a confident 2-0 win.
Schiavone fought back from 6-1, 4-1 down in the quarters against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova so she certainly has the fight but whether she has the remaining stamina is unclear. It’s worth looking at 5/4 about 3 sets being played.