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Tactical change helps Halep reach French Open semis

Tactical change helps Halep reach French Open semis

"I missed a lot at the beginning of the match".

Thoroughly and clinically outplayed by Muguruza in every respect, Sharapova looked uncomfortable and off-balance for most of her brief stint on court and had a particularly deflating second set in which she logged two winners to 15 unforced errors.

Muguruza had lost all three previous times she faced Sharapova, whose five Grand Slam titles include two at Roland Garros. Halep showed great fight in her quarterfinal victory, as she fought back after dropping a tough first set tiebreak and dominated in the final two sets.

Halep reached the semifinals in a Grand Slam event for the sixth time in her career, matching Ilie Nastase for the most by a Romanian male or female in the Open era. After 2 hours and 14 minutes, Halep rallied past the 12th-seeded Kerber 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-2 and reached the French Open semifinals for the third time. "Plus the extra tension you have in Roland Garros, things got even worse", she said.

Muguruza has not dropped a set so far in this year's tournament as she seeks a second championship in Paris and third major trophy overall. The German raced into a 3-0 lead with an early double break. "So I think that's why I won today", Halep said.

Rafael Nadal has dropped a set at the French Open for the first time since 2015. She went on to commit only 16 errors over the course of the next two, which was the difference in getting the win.

"It was very nice, this headline, and I know that some people think I will never make it, but I'm sure I'm going to make it", the seventh-seeded Garcia told reporters.

In the other men's quarterfinal, No 3 Marin Cilic and No 5 Juan Martin del Potro were at 5-5 in a first-set tiebreaker when the matchup of past US Open champions was stopped.

Garbine Muguruza charged ominously into the French Open semifinals with a masterful thrashing of Maria Sharapova. The Spaniard won the French Open in 2016 and Wimbledon past year.

Halep completed the 30th win over a German opponent and remained unbeaten in quarter-finals matches here at Roland Garros. "If I do that, I will be OK after the match, no matter the result".

She has acknowledged having trouble handling her nerves, which is part of why she was so proud about the way she overcame Kerber, a two-time major champion and former No 1.


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