French Open: Maria Sharapova Battles Through to Semifinals

Russia's Maria Sharapova overcame a stiff challenge from Spanish Garbine Muguruz to qualify for the French Open semifinals.

updated: June 04, 2014 14:00 IST
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Paris: Maria Sharapova battled into her fourth successive French Open semi-final and fifth of her career with a 1-6, 7-5, 6-1 win over rising Spaniard Garbine Muguruza on Tuesday.

The seventh-seeded Russian, who was the 2012 champion and runner-up to Serena Williams last year, goes on to face Canada's Eugenie Bouchard for a place in Saturday's final.

But the four-time major winner and former world number one was given an almighty fright by the 20-year-old Muguruza who had knocked out Williams in the second round.

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