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Sharapova blasts way to French final

Updated: June 6, 2013, 11:47 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PARIS -- It is one of the most famous first lines in literature: "A screaming comes across the sky."

This is how Thomas Pynchon began "Gravity's Rainbow." Among other things, it refers to the V-2 rockets produced by the German military. No one knows if the famously reclusive author is (or was) a tennis fan, but the book, published 40 years ago, was amazingly prescient. For it coyly captures the heat, the atomic fission produced by the best rivalry in women's tennis today.

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