French Open 2018: Muguruza dumps Sharapova to reach semis

07 June, 2018, 14:39 | Author: Alyssa Little
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After fighting from a set down, the Romanian had booked her place in her third French Open semi-final with a 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-2 win.

Halep was my pick to win the French Open, and I truly hope she finally gets the money off her back.

"I have actually been told quite often that I'll never win or do well because I'm too nice of a person and I just don't have it", Keys said. "So I think that's why I won today".

"It was really about the mental", Halep said.

Garbine Muguruza is coming off a straight sets win over Maria Sharapova that took 15 games to decide.

The 24-year-old Garcia's face was in the front page of L'Equipe on Monday, quoting her as saying her goal was to "win a Grand Slam", and she did not change her statement after her 6-2 6-3 defeat on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

Muguruza had lost all three previous times she faced Sharapova, whose five Grand Slam titles include two at Roland Garros.

On the match Sharapova admitted that Muguruza was superior: 'I think she did a lot of things better than I did.

The women got their matches done before rain arrived at Roland Garros, leaving the men's quarterfinals suspended in progress. Halep showed great fight in her quarterfinal victory, as she fought back after dropping a tough first set tiebreak and dominated in the final two sets.

Nadal lost the opener 6-4 against 11th-seeded Diego Schwartzman but began to play better after a rain delay of just under an hour.

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Keys built a whopping 30-12 edge in winners and won 84 percent of her first-serve points.

Muguruza has not dropped a set so far in this year's tournament as she seeks a second championship in Paris and third major trophy overall.

The Spaniard, who won the 2016 French Open, stayed on course for her third Grand Slam title.

The two former Paris champions had not been inconvenienced by too much tennis over the past few days - Serena Williams pulled out of her match with Sharapova while Muguruza's opponent Lesia Tsurenko lasted just two games before retiring hurt.

"When you're facing somebody that also has an aggressive style of game", Muguruza said about facing Sharapova, "I think it's about who takes the command, who takes the first opportunity". "I missed a lot at the beginning of the match".

But this gesture towards her coach Darren Cahill was more than a celebratory pose, it was a sign that this was 'the new Simo'.

Such impressive data from this match has led to Muguruza being chalked up as a [1.89] favourite over Halep, and I want to discuss why I think this is an utterly freaky line.

And sure enough, we have seen a more tenacious Halep at play over the past year, despite the glaring hole of two Grand Slam runner-up trophies in the space of eight months.

Muguruza, by contrast, started with a swagger, a rasping forehand giving her a second break before Sharapova went 4-0 down when she put a tame attempted drop shot into the net.

Kerber is a two-time Grand Slam champion.

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