Maria Sharapova to face Li Na
ROME -- Defending champion Maria Sharapova defeated rising German player Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4 Saturday to reach the Italian Open final.
Sharapova will defend her title against the French Open champion Li Na on Sunday. The Chinese player advanced after Serena Williams withdrew shortly before their semifinal with a lower back injury.
Williams said the back problem affected her game earlier this week. She said she will be ready for the French Open, which starts in a week.
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