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Maria Sharapova cruises into Porsche Grand Prix tennis final
Maria Sharapova cruises into Porsche Grand Prix tennis final

Two-time defending champion Maria Sharapova cruised past Sara Errani, 6-1, 6-2, on Saturday to reach her third straight Porsche Grand Prix final in Stuttgart, Germany. Sharapova dominated the 59-minute semifinal and will play Ana Ivanovic in the final. Sharapova extended her winning streak on Stuttgart's indoor clay to 12 matches and is undefeated against Errani in five matches. Ivanovic, looking for her third title of the year, beat Jelena Jankovic, 6-3, 7-5, in an all-Serb match. Errani hit a big cross-court return that kissed the line to save the first match point. But Sharapova then hit a superb backhand winner down the line to close the match. Sharapova is looking for her 30th...

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