Sara Errani vs. Maria Sharapova
If there is a match-up that is more never in doubt than this, it would be anyone vs bye. Sara Errani ill play Sharapova tough for a set at most, but the Russian will take her out nonetheless. Miami is heading for a Serena vs. Sharapova final that the semi-finals are kind of redundant.
Pick: Sharapova in 2 sets
Roberta Vinci vs. Jelena Jankovic
Woah... We have a surprise here. Jelena Jankovic stops losing silly matches and is in the quarter-finals of a Premier event since... I don't know. Roberta has played Jankovic several times and almost everytime is a close affair. Will the Serb finally break her slump and advance to her first semi-final of a Premier event this year? It seems like the Jankovic train is picking up steam and with her comprehensive win over Cirstea, Jankovic looks poised to win this match.
Pick: Jankovic in 3 sets
By the way, I will be away for holidays for the weekend so let's not waste time. Serena vs. Maria finals with Serena winning. Serena ups her game against the Russian until a point where she's unplayable. Don't think this time will be different.