MIAMI – Four-time runner-up Maria Sharapova has advanced to another Key Biscayne final by beating Jelena Jankovic 6-2, 6-1 at the Sony Open.
With a victory Saturday, the No. 3-seeded Sharapova would plug one of the few holes in her resume. She completed a career Grand Slam by winning the French Open last year but has never won Key Biscayne.
Sharapova's opponent in the final will be the winner of Thursday night's match between five-time champion Serena Williams and defending champ Agnieszka Radwanska.
On a sunny, mild afternoon Thursday, Sharapova won the first 10 points against the No. 22-seeded Jankovic and hardly let up from there. Sharapova committed only 10 unforced errors from the baseline in 88 points while breaking serve six times.