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Sharapova faces Serena in Madrid final

Updated 2034 GMT (0434 HKT) May 11, 2013
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World No. 2 Maria Sharapova won through to the final of the Madrid Masters after beating Serbia's Ana Ivanovic 6-4 6-3 in the semis. Jasper Juinen/Getty Images
Ivanovic, a former world No. 1 now ranked 16th, was unable to repeat the form of her quarterfinal victory over German sixth seed Angelique Kerber. DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images
Defending champion Serena Williams will seek to retain her No. 1 ranking by beating Sharapova for the 12th consecutive time in the final. Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images
The American became the first women's player to reach 30 wins this season as she defeated Italian seventh seed Sara Errani 7-5 6-2 to set up a chance of her 50th career title. Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images
Rafael Nadal reached the men's final in Madrid for the fourth time, beating fellow Spaniard Pablo Andujar -- who made it to the semis after being given a wild-card entry into the tournament. Jasper Juinen/Getty Images
Nadal will next face Swiss 15th seed Stanislas Wawrinka, who upset world No. 6 Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in three sets in the second semifinal at the Caja Magica. Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images