Monday, 24 September, 2018

Muguruza crushes Sharapova to storm into semis

Halep beats Muguruza at French Open to reach 4th Slam final Spanish Tennis Player Muguruza is a Semifinalist at Roland Garros
Sidney Guerrero | 08 June, 2018, 21:14

Garbine Muguruza moved a step closer to regaining the French Open title by beating two-time victor Maria Sharapova in a one-sided quarter-final.

"After the first set I just stayed strong and didn't give up".

Croatia's Marin Čilić is locked at 5-5 in a first set tie-break with another Argentinian in Juan Martin del Potro in the other match.

While Sharapova's 27 unforced errors, including six double faults, makes ugly reading - many of them were as a result of the pressure building from the other side of the net where Muguruza's heavier shots left her opponent huffing and puffing from the word go.

"I didn't play flat any more, more top-spin, and I made her run a little bit more", she said.

Rafael Nadal is trailing by a set and is down a break at 3-2 in the second against Diego Schwartzman at Court Philippe Chatrier.

An hour and 10 minutes later the 31-year-old was walking off after her worst French Open spanking since she managed only two games against Dominika Cibulkova at the same stage in 2009. Muguruza leads their head to head record 3-1.

Top-ranked Simona Halep has leveled at one set-all in her French Open quarterfinal against Angelique Kerber of Germany.

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However, she always seems to peak in time for Roland Garros and Wimbledon, having won or finished runner-up at one of the two Slams in each of the past three years. The victor earns a berth in the final at Roland Garros - plus the No 1 ranking that now belongs to Halep.

After making 30 unforced errors in the first set, which she lost 7-6 (2), Halep finally found the right rhythm to dictate points with deep groundstrokes and aggressive returns. "I'm excited to play a good semifinals and it's good that it's tomorrow".

By the end of the first set, the five-time major victor had won just eight points against the Muguruza serve and failed to carve out a single break point.

She refused to let Sharapova gain a foothold this time, breaking in the opening game of the second set, then three times more as the Russian won just 11 points. She can ascend to the No. 1 world ranking if she claims the title this weekend.

Sharapova's eagerly-awaited fourth-round clash with Serena Williams never even made it on court Monday as her American nemesis pulled out an hour before the scheduled start with an injury.

Muguruza will face Simona Halep or Angelique Kerber in the semifinals. Sharapova missed 15 months during that span after being suspended by the WTA when she tested positive for Meldonium in 2016. No. 3 Marin Cilic and No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro are even at 5-all in the opening-set tiebreaker. That includes the French Open in 2014 and 2017, and the Australian Open in January. Muguruza has defeated Halep three times in four meetings.

Maria Sharapova's French Open comeback was ended in straight sets by ruthless Garbine Muguruza.

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