Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova to play for Sony Open title

  • Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams are set to play each other for the title at the Sony Open in Miami later today.

    Sharapova, a four-time runner-up, beat Jelena Jankovic 6-2, 6-1 on Thursday.

    Eight hours later, five-time champion Williams advanced to the Key Biscayne final after defeating reigning champion Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0, 6-3.

    Williams has won her last ten matches against Sharapova, 25, the most recent of which was in the semis of the Qatar Open in Doha last month.

    She boasts an 11-2 overall record against the second seed.

    Williams, 31, has set her sights on becoming the fourth woman in the modern era to capture the same event six times, following Chris Evert, Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova.

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