Europe Roland Garros: Sharapova conceded a set but qualified for the semis

As Serena, she had not lost any set before the quarters. And like her predecessor in the WTA rankings, Maria Sharapova struggled in three sets to reach the semi-finals of Roland Garros. The World No. 2 beat 2 sets to 1, Jelena Jankovic.

Yet it is the Serbian, seeded No. 18 who entered better in this quarter-final played at the Central. She wins the first round in inflicting 6/0 to the defending champion. After this slap in the first set, the Russian takes of input the service of Jelena and made again in the fourth game [4-1]. Led 5-1, the 18th player in WTA got back to 5-4 before conceding set 6/4. Both players are mistresses of their services until the seventh game. Maria Sharapova break right now and confirms the break [5-3] before taking the last service of Jelena Jankovic to validate her accession into the last four after 1h 58 game, 0/6, 6/4, 6/3.

In the semifinals, she will face Victoria Azarenka. The Belarusian, World No. 3, dominated the seeded No. 12 Maria Kirilenko in straight sets 7/6 [7-3], 6/2.


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