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Venus beats top-ranked Jankovic; Zvonareva awaits for WTA final

Updated: November 8, 2008, 4:35 PM ET
Associated Press

DOHA, Qatar -- Venus Williams advanced to the final of the Sony Ericsson Championships with a 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 win Saturday over top-ranked Jelena Jankovic.

Williams will face Vera Zvonareva, who defeated Olympic champion Elena Dementieva 7-6 (7), 3-6, 6-3 in the other semifinal at the WTA Tour's season-ending event.

Williams saved five break points before winning a grueling service game in the third set to go up 4-2. That game also featured a 26-stroke rally, the longest of the match. ...

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