Serena Rolls To French Final Vs. Sharapova

Source: AP / ESPN

PARIS — As Maria Sharapova celebrated her return to the French Open final, she let loose one last scream — this one a happy holler.

Serena Williams won more quietly and quickly, and she’ll play Sharapova for the title Saturday.

Sharapova, the defending champion, overcame 11 double-faults to win a semifinal shriekfest againstVictoria Azarenka, 6-1, 2-6, 6-4. Williams then advanced to her first French Open final since 2002 by dispatching Sara Errani 6-0, 6-1 in 46 minutes of astounding power and precision.

Williams’ win was the most lopsided women’s semifinal at Roland Garros since 1984, when Chris Evert beat Camille Benjamin 6-0, 6-0.

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