Garbine Muguruza has powered into the French Open semi-finals with victory over Maria Sharapova.
Three of the last six women’s events at Roland Garros have been won by either Muguruza or
Sharapova, but it was the 2016 champion who eased to a 6-2 6-1 success on Wednesday.
Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in action during her quarter-final match against Russia’s Maria Sharapova on June 6, 2018© Reuters
The Spaniard dominated all areas of the match – which lasted just 70 minutes – with a total of six breaks of serve being registered from 12 opportunities.
Sharapova had been given a walkover through to the last eight due to the withdrawal of fourth-round opponent Serena Williams but the five-time Major champion barely got a look in on Philippe-Chatrier.
Muguruza will now face Simona Halep, who overturned a deficit to register a 6-7 6-3 6-2 win over Angelique Kerber.