KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) -- Maria Sharapova benefited from a chair umpire's disputed overrule on the final point Thursday and edged Caroline Wozniacki 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinals at the Sony Ericsson Open.
At 40-30 in the final game, Sharapova hit a second serve that the linesman called long, which would have been a double-fault, but the umpire immediately reversed the ruling and ordered the point replayed. The call couldn't be reviewed because Wozniacki had no challenges left, although TV replays showed the umpire was correct to overrule.
Sharapova was awarded two serves and took advantage with a big first serve to set up an overhead winner for the victory.
An angry Wozniacki declined to shake the umpire's hand and had words with him as she walked to the exit.