Sharapova sets up Serena final

Madrid, May 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Maria Sharapova will face Serena Williams in the final of the Madrid Open after the Russian No.1 trounced Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-3 in Saturday’s semifinal.

Strong serving saw Sharapova, seeking her third title of the year, take just 77 minutes to overwhelm the Serbian 16th seed.

In Sunday’s final, Sharapova will be out for revenge after being thrashed by Williams on the American’s way to last year’s title.

Williams, the top seed for the $5.1 million WTA event, earned her spot in the final with a 7-5, 6-2 defeat of Italy’s seventh seed Sara Errani.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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