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Maria Sharapova reaches semi-finals of French Open

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Maria Sharapova proved she is still top of the bunch after beating Spaniard Gabine Muguruza 1-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the quarter-finals of the French Open. She will meet Eugenie Bouchard in the semi-final stage of the competition. 

The win didn't come without a little fight from Sharapova though, as after a nervous start Muguruza won the first set in 27 minutes. This impressive start proved just how she managed to knock Serena Williams out of the second round in straight sets. 

From the very first set the underdog was indefinitely looking to shock again by knocking out both Williams and Sharapova.

However, this lead was soon short-lived as the former Wimbledon champion started to fight back tearing into the Spaniard. 

Despite the second set ending in a tie break Sharapova found herself 5-4 down and immediately fought back to win the set 7-5.

After defending four break points from her opponent in the first game of the third set, Sharapova didn't waste any time in securing the win.

The 27-year-old will now play against Canadian Eugenie Bouchard who is seven years younger than her.

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