• London 2012 - Tennis

Sharapova and Serena power into final

ESPN staff
August 3, 2012
Olympic finalist: Serena Williams was awesome against Victoria Azarenka © Getty Images

It will be USA versus Russia in the final of the women's singles, as Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams advanced to the final.

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Russia were guaranteed a finalist as Sharapova took on her compatriot Maria Kirilenko in the semi-final and it was the higher-profile player who progressed with a 6-2 6-3 win.

Sharapova was impressive as she dominated Kirilenko but will almost certainly have to up her game on Saturday if Williams brings her semi-final form to the final.

The Wimbledon champion has powered her way through the tournament and she was awesome as she crushed world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka.

Azarenka had no answers to Williams in their Wimbledon semi-final last month and it was a similar story as the American dominated behind her serve, she powered down 16 aces, and from the back of the court as she claimed a 6-1 6-2 win.

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