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Sony Show Stopper: Serena-Sharapova

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This time, Maria Sharapova handled business neatly — and quickly.

Serena Williams blew past her opponent with a focused fury.

It will be a 1 vs. 2 title match at noon Saturday, when Williams meets Sharapova on Stadium Court for the 14th time in their careers.

World No. 2 Sharapova needed little more than an hour Thursday afternoon to put away Jelena Jankovic 6-2, 6-1 in a Sony Open semifinal and advance to her fifth final on Key Biscayne since 2005.

World No. 1 Williams later blew past Sony defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0, 6-3 in 1 hour 5 minutes to set up the championship match.


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