The American world number one extended her winning streak over the Russian to 14 matches.
Williams prevailed despite serving poorly throughout, with Sharapova unable to take advantage in a match where there were 10 breaks of serve in total.
1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat 3-Maria Sharapova (Russia) 6-2 7-6(7)
2-Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) beat 4-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) 1-6 6-3 6-4
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- Victoria Azarenka
- Jelena Jankovic