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Tennis: Maria Sharapova reaches Japan final

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posted on Oct, 8 2004 @ 06:28 PM
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Top seed Maria Sharapova stormed to her second consecutive final at the AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships on Friday.

The 17-year-old Russian cruised past Tamarine Tansugarn of Thailand, 6-2 6-3 - the Wimbledon champion's eighth straight victory after winning the Hansol Korea Open in Seoul last week.

Sharapova, whose 2004 finals record reads: played five, won five, will now face unseeded Mashona Washington after the American recovered from a shaky first set to upset seventh seed Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic, 3-6 7-5 6-2, to advance to her first final.

Washington, who has risen to a career-high number 61 in the world rankings, beat Sharapova 6-3 2-6 6-2 in the second round of the Pilot Pen Invitational in New Haven, Connecticut in August, to record her first win against a top-10 opponent.

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posted on Oct, 8 2004 @ 08:25 PM
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Ah, another of the Russian babes that are gonna dominate over the next decade...


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posted on Oct, 9 2004 @ 03:04 PM
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Top seed Maria Sharapova cruised to an emphatic straight-sets win over unseeded American Mashona Washington in the final of the AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships on Saturday to claim her second successive WTA tour title.

The Wimbledon champion wasted little time in storming to a 6-0 6-1 victory over Washington, who was competing in her first tour final.

Sharapova, 17, also enjoyed success at the Hansol Korea Open Tennis Championships in Seoul last week.

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