Simona Halep wins grueling duel to reach French Open semis

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Top-ranked Simona Halep has rallied past Angelique Kerber 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-2 to reach the French Open semifinals. "I think I've developed a lot as a tennis player".

Halep completed the 30th win over a German opponent and remained unbeaten in quarter-finals matches here at Roland Garros.

Muguruza, the 2016 champion, earlier thrashed Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-1 to reach the semi-finals, condemning the Russian to her worst Grand Slam defeat in more than six years.

Muguruza holds a 3-1 career edge over Halep in head-to-head meetings but the Romanian won their only clash on clay in Stuttgart in 2015. The victor earns a berth in the final at Roland Garros, plus the number one ranking that now belongs to Halep.

"After the first set I just stayed strong, I did not give up at all", said Halep.

Sharapova didn't need to play a point in the fourth round, because Serena Williams pulled out of their much-anticipated match with an injured chest muscle.

Maria Sharapova's French Open comeback was ended in straight sets by ruthless Garbine Muguruza.

Nadal lost the opener 6-4 against 11th-seeded Diego Schwartzman but began to play better after a rain delay of just under an hour. She made decent inroads in the tournament that turned her away previous year but clearly viewed it as incremental progress after a flat, straight-sets loss to Spain's ascendant Garbine Muguruza.

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.

"I think she's right now probably the best player".

"When you're writing an autobiography, I don't think there is any reason to write anything that's not true", said Sharapova after being knocked out of Roland Garros by Garbine Muguruza 6-2, 6-1 in the quarter-finals.

Wimbledon champion Muguruza took just 70 minutes to brush her aside 6-2, 6-1 and make the semi-finals at what is looking like one of the fortnights when she runs hot.

Two past U.S. Open champions meet in the other men's quarterfinal: No. 3 Marin Cilic against No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro. I didn't manage to find the rhythm, to be focused on my match.

On Court Suzanne Lenglen, 2014 and 2017 runner-up Halep, came back from a set down for the second time in the tournament to see off 12th seed Kerber, who was bidding to become the first German woman in the last 4 since Steffi Graf in 1999.

"And now it's just - it's good to be able to play all the time for that, but every week there is a new chance, there is a new thing".

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