Yesterday's matches in Paris saw Simona Halep fight back from the disappointment of losing the first set on a tiebreak against Angelique Kerber to take the next two sets in relatively facile fashion, while our selection, Maria Sharapova, disappointed in the extreme in her defeat to Garbine Muguruza, who created 12 break points and faced just one.
Following her 70-minute defeat to Garbine Muguruza 6-2, 6-1 in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros on Wednesday, the Russian spent a portion of her press conference addressing criticism made by her rival about her autobiography, in which Williams claimed the book was "100 percent hearsay". Halep is 3-2 in career grand slam semifinal matches.
"It was a very good level, the whole match, even if the first set was 6-1".
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But they hadn't played since 2014, back before Muguruza was as confident and successful as she is these days. Halep managed to win despite 46 unforced errors and being broken four times.
Halep will play Sloane Stephens in Saturday's final.
World number one Halep made a slow start, misfiring on her first serve and spraying her groundstrokes wide early on in a duel that lasted more than two hours, before steadily wearing down her opponent. "My head won it".
The top seed is a two-time runner-up at Roland Garros but was forced to dig deep against the German, who is enjoying a fine recovery year after a hard 2017, as Kerber stormed into the lead.
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"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 think it would be odd for me not to include someone that I have competed against for so many years", said the 31-year-old.
Muguruza had lost all three previous times she faced Sharapova, whose five Grand Slam titles include two at Roland Garros.
The 2016 French champion and reigning Wimbledon champion ratcheted up the intensity in the second set and broke in the third game when a powerful return forced an error.
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The victor of Thursday's semi-final will also decide the world number one spot which Muguruza held for four weeks past year. In the victory, Muguruza won 72 percent of her first serve points and 46 percent of her second serve points.