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Sharapova, Azarenka a close call

Updated: June 5, 2013, 10:49 PM ET
By Kamakshi Tandon | ESPN.com

Showing yet again that playing surface matters less on the women's tour these days, the French Open semifinals on clay will be a repeat of last year's US Open semifinals on hard courts. And the one clay-court specialist in the mix, Italy's Sara Errani, is a heavy underdog.

The other three semifinalists, No. 1 Serena Williams, defending champion Maria Sharapova and Australian Open champ Victoria Azarenka, are familiar sights in the late stages of a major, a cross-generational group that ...

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