Sharapova sets up Serena final

Updated: May 11, 2013, 20:36 PM IST

Madrid: Maria Sharapova will face Serena Williams in the final of the Madrid Open after the Russian No.1 trounced Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-3 in Saturday`s semifinal.

Strong serving saw Sharapova, seeking her third title of the year, take just 77 minutes to overwhelm the Serbian 16th seed.

In Sunday`s final, Sharapova will be out for revenge after being thrashed by Williams on the American`s way to last year`s title.

Williams, the top seed for the $5.1 million WTA event, earned her spot in the final with a 7-5, 6-2 defeat of Italy`s seventh seed Sara Errani.