Olympic tennis: Williams sets up final with SharapovaAugust 4th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Serena Williams thrashed Belarusian top seed Victoria Azarenka in the semifinal of Olympic tennis Friday to set up a battle for gold with Russia’s Maria Sharapova in women’s singles final.
Fourth seed Williams of the US swept past 23-year-old Azarenka recording 16 aces and 33 winners on her way to a 6-1, 6-2 win.
Sharapova ousted fellow Russian and World No. 15 Maria Kirilenko in the other semifinal earlier Friday.
Azarenka and Kirilenko will face off for the bronze medal Sunday.
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