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|Surprise Finalist Versus Serena at Wimbledon
|WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- The contrast between the women's finalists at Wimbledon couldn't be greater.
On one side of the net Saturday will be Serena Williams, hoping to celebrate her 13th Grand Slam title. On the other side will be Russian Vera Zvonareva, playing in her first major final and trying to shake a reputation for crying jags, temper tantrums and collapses in big matches.
In a tournament filled with surprises, the success of the hard-hitting Russian ranks with the warm, dry weather. Long regarded as an underachiever prone to self-destruction, the No. 21-seeded Zvonareva beat former No. 1s Kim Clijsters and Jelena Jankovic en route to the final. She also teamed with Elena Vesnina to beat the Williams sisters in the doubles quarterfinals.
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