Sharapova enters French Open semifinal after defeating Muguruza

Sharapova managed a 1-6, 7-5, 6-1 victory over 35th-ranked Garbine Muguruza of Spain that now lets the 2012 champion Sharapova in the semifinals at Roland Garros for the fourth successive year.

After beating Garbine, Sharapova will face, 18th-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Canada, who managed a semifinal spot for the second successive Grand Slam tournament.

Bouchard, just like Sharapova, was not deterred by falling behind in the quarterfinals. Bouchard trailed 5-2 in the first set, and 4-1 in the third, but defeated Carla Suarez Navarro, No.14 and is from Spain 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 7-5.

Men’s quarterfinals on Tuesday were quite predictable.


No. 2 Novak Djokovic of Serbia beat Milos Raonic’s, the eighth-seeded Canadian 7-5, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4.

Djokovic’s subsequent competitor is No. 18 Ernests Gulbis of Latvia, who followed his victory over Roger Federer with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 decision over No. 6 Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic.

Djokovic, 27, and Gulbis, 25, have met in their early teens at a German tennis academy. Their paths quickly deviated, with Djokovic concentrating on tennis and prospering, getting six major titles.

Gulbis confesses he liked nightlife too much for his game?s good. It was only recently that Gulbis realize the importance to take his job more seriously.

Its Gulbis first major semi-final, whereas Djokovic will be playing in his 22nd career key semifinal.

In the same way, Sharapova is led to her 18th major semifinal, and for Bouchard, it’s her second. Bouchard has followed Sharapova’s career from afar.