Cincinnati Masters: Ana Ivanovic Stuns Maria Sharapova in Thrilling Semifinal

Ana Ivanovic will face Serena Williams in the final.

updated: August 17, 2014 21:13 IST
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Ana Ivanovic celebrates a point against Maria Sharapova in the semis of Cincinati Masters


Ana Ivanovic overcame illness and nerves as she outlasted French Open champ Maria Sharapova 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 on Saturday to reach the final of the WTA Tour's Cincinnati event.

The former world number one will face off for the title, at the last major tune-up prior to the US Open, when she plays Serena Williams on Sunday.

The American top seed Williams moved within one win of a second pre-Open hardcourt title as she beat Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.

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