Now Sara is happy, confident and strong. We will see what will happen tomorrow, but she really has nothing to lose in the final.
Clay isn't my best surface, but I've never felt better on it than today.
Good technique, great technique.
Martina Navratilova, discussing Sara Errani
Sharapova has rarely overlooked an opponent and given that she has had trouble with scramblers in the past, there's no way that she will go into the final thinking it's a lock. But she is serving with much more accuracy and force than she did at this time last year, has been quite accurate off the ground and has been devastating in her return of serve games.
On average, Sharapova's second serve is 15k faster than Errani's first serve.