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Tennis:  Kournikova Reaches Shanghai Open Finals - 2002-09-14

Russian Anna Kournikova has reached the final of the Shanghai Open women's tennis tournament by upsetting second seed Ai Sugiyama of Japan in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5.

The fourth seeded Kournikova - still searching for her first tournament victory in seven years on the tour - will face top seed Anna Smashnova of Israel in Sunday's final. Smashnova dominated unseeded Angelique Widjaja of Indonesia, 6-1, 6-1 in Saturday's other semifinal.

Kournikova has won her last two meetings with Smashnova.