Europe Roland Garros: Sharapova in the final at the forceps

It took her the fifth match point to defeat Victoria Azarenka. Maria Sharapova qualified for the final of the women’s singles at Roland Garros after a battle won in 3 rounds and 2 hours 42.

But the semi-final started well for the defending champion who pockets the first set 6/1. The World No. 3 Victoria Azarenka, led the charge in the next game she won in turn 6/2.

The temporarily suspended due to rain, the game resumes with Sharapova, No. 2 WTA, who made the best start in the last race. She takes the service of Belarus with 1-1, but cannot confirm her break before breaking again to lead 3-2 and then 5-2.

The Russian will have troubles to conclude the meeting. Azarenka back to 5-4 before giving an ace on the fifth match point.

Maria Sharapova needed 2 set or 1, 6/1, 2/6, 6/4 and defended her title at Porte d’Auteuil. Will cross the racket against the winner of the other semifinal actually pitting Serena Williams to Sara Errani.


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