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Sharapova beats Kvitova to make Australian Open final

January 26, 2012

Maria Sharapova gets all pumped up as she takes the winning point against Petra Kvitova in the second women’s singles semi-final at the Australian Open, January 26, 2012. — Reuters picMaria Sharapova gets all pumped up as she takes the winning point against Petra Kvitova in the second women’s singles semi-final at the Australian Open, January 26, 2012. — Reuters picMELBOURNE, Jan 26 — Fourth seed Maria Sharapova overcame a second-set rally by second seed Petra Kvitova to advance to her third Australian Open final with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 victory today.

Sharapova will now meet third seed Victoria Azarenka in the women’s final on Saturday after the Belarusian beat 2011 champion Kim Clijsters 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 earlier. — Reuters

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