Maria Sharapova knocks out defending Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki | Tennis News |

Maria Sharapova knocks out defending Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki | Tennis News |

Maria Sharapova knocks out defending Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki | Tennis News |

Maria Sharapova celebrates her victory against Caroline Wozniacki

Maria Sharapova turned back the clock to knock out defending Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki in a barnstormer of a contest on Rod Laver Arena on Friday.

Sharapova, who won the tournament in 2008, came through a lung-busting clash 6-4 4-6 6-3 hitting 37 winners on her way to a thrilling victory.

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“I knew I was going to get a really tough match as she’s the defending champion of this event and it’s no secret she loves this arena,” she said after shocking Wozniacki.

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