Tennis-Sharapova sinks Zvonareva to reach Cincinnati final

Reuters

Sun, 21 Aug 02:40:00 2011

Maria Sharapova recovered from a poor start to beat fellow Russian and world number two Vera Zvonareva 2-6 6-3 6-3 in the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Open on Saturday and reach her fourth final of the season.

Sharapova, ranked seventh in the world, will play for her 24th career title against either Andrea Petkovic of Germany or Serb Jelena Jankovic, who play later on Saturday.

The former world number one will be aiming for her second title of the season following her victory in Rome after coming from a set down to beat Zvonareva.

"I had a slow start, to say the least," said Sharapova.

"I needed to get my energy back and when I did that I started to make some shots and was able to turn it around."

 

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