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Henin, Sharapova Advance to Sony Ericsson Tennis Finals


Defending champion Justine Henin of Belgium and 2004 winner Maria Sharapova of Russia have advanced to the finals of the Sony Ericsson Championships in Madrid, Spain.

Henin, the world's No. 1 player, scored a straight-sets win over Serbian Ana Ivanovic, 6-4, 6-4.

Sharapova has spent the better part of the past two months recovering from a lingering shoulder injury. She dispatched compatriot Anna Chakvetadze in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. The win was Sharapova's fourth in four meetings with Chakvetadze.

All-time, Henin owns a 5-2 record against Sharapova, including a straight-sets win over the Russian at last year's championships. The season-ending tournament is being played at the Madrid Arena and offers a top prize of $1 million.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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