Azarenka storms into Sharapova showdown
Fri, 01 Apr 04:15:00 2011
Azarenka reached her second final in Miami after her breakthrough victory in the final here, against Serena Williams, two years ago.
The 21-year-old can expect a tough battle against Sharapova, who is looking in top form.
"She is playing well, she is a tough opponent, no matter when or where, I am looking forward to it," said Azarenka.
"I know how she plays, she knows how I play so it will be a real battle. I haven't to let her dictate the play, the way she likes."
Azarenka utterly dominated the first set, winning 82 per cent of first service points and leaving Zvonareva covering her face with a towel as her coached talked to her during the interval.
It was a more solid display from the Russian in the second set but she was never truly close to beating Azarenka, who now has a chance for her second title in Miami.
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