Former champion Caroline Wozniacki battled
through a marathon encounter to upset fourth seeded German Angelique
Kerber 2-6,6-4,7-5 on Friday and reach her third BNP Paribas Open final
in four years. The eighth-seeded Dane,
winner at Indian Wells in 2011 after being a losing finalist the
previous year, will play Maria Sharapova, winner of 2006 and last year's
finalist. Sharapova outclass fellow country woman Maria Kirilenko
6-4,6-3 in her semi final match.