[Yahoo] Sharapova tops Venus in Nasdaq-100 semis (AP)

Rusty Backhand
03-31-2005, 07:46 PM
Maria Sharapova ran off five consecutive games to take the lead, then won a marathon final game and beat Venus Williams 6-4, 6-3 Thursday in the semifinals of the Nasdaq-100 Open. The No. 2-seeded Sharapova advanced to her first Key Biscayne final. On Saturday, she'll meet the winner of the match Thursday night between unseeded Kim Clijsters and No.