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Sharapova reaches second career Grand Slam final

It will be style versus guile in the women's U.S. Open final. Bonnie DeSimone previews the final between two of the game's more enigmatic personalities.

Updated: September 9, 2006, 9:21 PM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- It'll be diva versus diva in the U.S. Open women's championship: Maria, the protagonist of her own "West Side Story" scene, versus Justine the Medical Drama Queen. Expect dueling arias.

Third-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia shelled world No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo with sharp, powerful groundstrokes in a bizarre 6-0, 4-6, 6-0 semifinal played through wind gusts at Arthur Ashe Stadium. It was a breakthrough victory for Sharapova after three previous losses to the French ...

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