The top two ranked ladies singles players in the world, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, will face off in the Mutua Madrid Final, on Sunday, May 12. It will be the pair’s third meeting of the year, with Williams winning both times, but their first ever meeting on red clay.
On Saturday, Williams advanced to the final after defeating Italian No. 7 seed Sara Errani, 7-5, 6-2, in a little over an hour and a half. Sharapova beat Serbian Ana Ivanovic, the No. 16 seed, 6-4, 6-3 to book her place in the final.
Sunday’s final will take place at 1:00 PM local time.