CHARLESTON, S.C., April 19 (UPI) -- American Serena Williams
and Russian Vera Zvonareva
moved Saturday into the finals of the $1.34 million Family Circle Cup at Charleston, S.C.
Williams defeated unseeded Alize Cornet of France 7-5, 6-3 while Zvonareva posted a 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 6-3 victory over fourth-seeded countrywoman Elena Dementieva.
Williams, the 2003 Charleston runner-up, reached the semifinals with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 win over Russian Maria Sharapova in Friday's quarterfinal. Williams won in Miami two weeks ago.
Zvonareva advanced Friday by beating top-seeded Jelena Jankovic, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.
© 2008 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.