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Sharapova and Radwanska to Decide Sony Ericsson Open Title on Saturday

The ladies Sony Ericsson Open final will be contested between the world number two and four. Maria Sharapova will have to fend off Agnieszka Radwanska in order to claim her first title at this tournament.

Radwanska, a maiden finalist in Miami, has been in great form the last twelve months. The Pole has already pocketed a big title in Dubai and is at a career high in the rankings.

Previously, Sharapova had reached three finals at Sony Ericsson Open in 2005, 2006 and 2011. Moreover, Sharapova is seeking her initial title of the year after being stopped by world number one Victoria Azarenka at the Australian Open and Indian Wells.

After this match, the men’s doubles trophy will be settled. Australian Open champion Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek will face second seed Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor. Paes is attempting to win his third straight Sony Ericsson Open doubles title, each with a different partner.

Mirnyi has been a doubles champion on three prior occasions in Miami last in 2009 while Nestor has prevailed once in 2002.

Here is Saturday’s order of play :

Saturday, March 31, 2012

STADIUM Start 12:30 pm

[5] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) v [2] Maria Sharapova (RUS) WTA

[7] Leander Paes (IND)/Radek Stepanek (CZE) v
[2] Max Mirnyi (BLR)/Daniel Nestor (CAN) ATP

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