MELBOURNE, Australia - One phone call was all it took for Maria Sharapova to shake off whatever it was that almost ended her Aus

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MELBOURNE, Australia - One phone call was all it took for Maria Sharapova to shake off whatever it was that almost ended her Australian Open. Buy Air Max .That call came early on in the tournament when the No. 2-ranked player came very, very close to losing in the second round to a lowly ranked qualifier. That was a bad day— she made 51 unforced errors, faced match point twice and clawed her way back to win.And then her dad called.I dont want to face that phone call with my father too many times during a tournament, Sharapova said Tuesday after a very different sort of match.The five-time Grand Slam winner moved one step closer to another Australian title, defeating 20-year-old Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-2 in the quarterfinals, making all the big points look easy. The win sets up an all-Russian semifinal against No. 10 Ekaterina Makarova.Asked exactly what her father, Yuri — who taught her to play the game and had coached her for many years — had said, Sharapova chuckled and gave what she called the nice version.It was like, This is unacceptable, she said, smiling and then added that she prefers direct criticism to a glossed-over pep talk.I like real people and honesty, said the 27-year-old player who is Russian but moved to the United States at the age of 9 to train at the famed Nick Bollettieri tennis academy in Florida.I dont need ... people telling me, Youre great, youll improve in the next one. If you played a terrible match, you played a terrible match, Sharapova said. Go out there and change whatever it takes to turn things around.During the first week in Melbourne, Sharapova has talked about how much she loves tennis, and competition and pushing her limits, and the power she feels when she steps onto the tennis court and the feeling of wanting to win.Its been awhile since Sharapova won the Australian Open, and that is something she wants to change.Sharapova, the 2008 Australian Open champion and a two-time finalist, has a 5-0 record against Makarova, her semifinal opponent, including wins in the quarterfinals here in 2012 and 2013. In four of those losses, Makarova has failed to win a set.Its certainly nice to know that one of us and a Russian will be in the final representing the country here, said Sharapova, who also said that when she plays another Russian she tries not to think about it. At the end of the day, both of us are trying to win that last point.The 26-year-old Makarova said she expected a tough match.I never beat her, so it will be tough, Makarova said. Definitely shes a great fighter. Cheap Nike Air Max Wholesale . Bjoerndalen, who had failed to win any major race for two years before Sochi, writes in a Facebook entry that he is "full of energy and inspiration" after winning the 10-kilometre sprint and mixed relay at last months Olympics. Air Max Wholesale .Y. - His opponent couldnt stop him, and LeBron James didnt quite know what to think when his coach tried. . Adam LaRoche will take that. "I like our position in the standings and I like how our team is playing," LaRoche said after Washington swept a day-night doubleheader from the Cubs on Saturday.New York, NY ( - Major League Soccer announced Tuesday that Seattle Sounders FCs Chad Marshall has been named the 2014 Defender of the Year. Marshall, in his first season with Seattle, was a mainstay in defense for the Sounders, who claimed the U.S. Open Cup and MLS Supporters Shield. The 30-year-old caused opponents problems on booth ends of the pitch in his 31 league appearances, supplementing his aerial prowess in defense by adding one goal and three assists on the offensive end. Air Max Cheap Sale. It is Marshalls third Defender of the Year honor, the most any one player has won in MLS history. He also claimed the award in 2008 and 2009 with the Columbus Crew. Authentic Nike Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jerseys Cheap Authentic Nike Tennessee Titans Jerseys Cheap Authentic Nike Washington Redskins Jerseys Cheap Authentic Nike Arizona Cardinals Jerseys Cheap Authentic Nike Denver Broncos Jerseys Cheap Authentic Nike Green Bay Packers Jerseys Cheap Authentic Nike Los Angeles Chargers Jerseys Cheap Authentic Nike New England Patriots Jerseys Cheap Authentic Nike Oakland Raiders Jerseys Cheap Authentic Nike Seattle Seahawks Jerseys Cheap Authentic Nike Carolina Panthers Jerseys Cheap Authentic Nike Cleveland Browns Jerseys Cheap Cheap Throwback Baseball Arizona Diamondbacks Jerseys Cheap Throwback Baseball Atlanta Braves Jerseys Cheap Throwback Baseball Baltimore Orioles Jerseys Cheap Throwback Baseball Boston Red Sox Jerseys Cheap Throwback Baseball Chicago Cubs Jerseys Cheap Throwback Baseball Chicago White Sox Jerseys Cheap Throwback Baseball Cincinnati Reds Jerseys Cheap Throwback Baseball Cleveland Indians Jerseys ' ' '

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