March 28, 2013

Maria Sharapova beats Jelena Jankovic to reach Sony Open final

Maria Sharapova thumped Jelena Jankovic to reach the Sony Open final. Will she have a date with Serena Williams next?
Maria Sharapova reached the final of the Sony Open with a 6-2 6-1 win over Serbia's Jelena Jankovic in Miami.

The Russian, ranked second in the world, has never won the tournament despite reaching the final four times.
"It would mean so much. I absolutely love this city. It is the first city I landed in when I came to the United States as a little girl," she said.


Sharapova, 25, will play either Serena Williams or defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska in the final.
Sharapova, who won at Indian Wells earlier this month, broke 22nd seed Jankovic's serve six times and made only 10 unforced errors.

It was a fine response after struggling to a 7-5 7-5 win over Italy's Sara Errani in the quarter-finals.


"I just really thought I needed to step it up from my last match and play a little better," said the four-time Grand Slam champion.

"I was really happy with the way I focused."



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