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Sharapova faces Wozniacki at Indian Wells

March 16, 2013 at 10:12 PM

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 16 (UPI) -- Caroline Wozniacki and Maria Sharapova each won their semifinal matches, setting up their championship battle at the BNP Pairbas Open.

The eighth-seeded Wozniacki had a tough route to the finals, having to bounce back from a poor first set to get past No. 4 Angelique Kerber of Germany 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 at Indian Wells.

With the win, the Dane secured her first spot in a final this year.

She'll face second-seeded Sharapova, who advanced with a 6-4, 6-3 win over fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko, who was seeded 13th.

The semifinal victory enabled Sharapova to vault over Belarusian Victoria Azarenka for the world No. 2 ranking.

Sharapova will be seeking her second Indian Wells title in three years. She sports a 4-2 lifetime mark against Wozniacki.

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