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Djokovic, Federer in the finals

MASON, Ohio — Top-ranked Roger Federer overcame an inconsistent serve and beat Swiss countryman Stanislas Wawrinka to reach the finals of the Western & Southern Open.

He'll play Novak Djokovic for the title. The Serb beat Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 6-2 in the other semifinal Saturday, a reprise of their Olympic bronze medal match that the Argentine won.

It'll be the seventh time that Federer and Djokovic have met in a tournament final and the first time this season.

On the women's side, Venus Williams' reinvigorating week ended with a bad back and gritty comeback that wasn't quite enough.

Williams played through back pain that forced her to get treatment and reduced her second serve to 63 mph by the third set. China's Li Na took advantage, reaching the Western & Southern Open final with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 victory on Saturday night.

Li will be trying for her first title of the season. She lost in finals at Sydney, Rome and Montreal, where Petra Kvitova beat her for the Rogers Cup a week ago.

Germany's Angelique Kerber rallied past Kvitova 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 in the other semifinal, giving her a chance to play for her third title this year.