4 Jun 2014

Sharapova makes French Open semi-finals

2:32 pm on 4 June 2014

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova showed her resilience when she recovered from a poor start to down the up-and-coming Spaniard Garbine Muguruza 1-6 7-5 6-1 to reach the semi-finals at the French Open.

The 2012 champion and runner-up last year lost the first four games and the first set before regaining her composure against Muguruza, who had knocked out the defending champion Serena Williams in the second round.

Sharapova's opponent in the semi-finals will be the 20-year-old Canadian Eugenie Bouchard, the 18th seed, who came from 2-5 down in the opening set to beat another Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro in three.