Miami Masters - Maria Sharapova cruises through to Sony Open final

Maria Sharapova (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)
Maria Sharapova cruised through to the final of the 2013 Sony Open on Friday with a straight sets win over Jelena Jankovic in Miami.

Sharapova is in superb form right now and has won twenty sets in a row following her 6-2 6-1 thrashing of Jankovic in the semi-finals of the Miami Masters 2013 on Thursday.

Having won the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Sharapova is now on course for a prestigious Premier tier double.

The Russian's place in the final was never in doubt. Jankovic threatened to trouble her early in the first set but couldn't stay competitive. The match was over in just 63 minutes, with Sharapova winning more than twice as many points as the No. 22 seed (59 to 29).

"It was important for me to be there physically and mentally because I didn't feel I played my best tennis yesterday," Sharapova told reporters.

"It was really important to go out, change a few things and just have a better mentality, be a bit more positive, and I felt like I did a few things better today. That's why the result was a shorter one.

"I hadn't played Jelena in almost two years, but we had played many times before that, including in the juniors. We know each other's games very well and there aren't many secrets out there about what we do well and how we play.

"Today I knew I had to emphasize the things that have helped me beat her in the past."
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