Romania’s Simona Halep defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova in straight sets at tennis’s French Open to set up a semifinal with Andrea Petkovic of Germany.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal dropped his first set of the tournament as he defeated fellow Spaniard David Ferrer to reach the French Open semifinals, where he’ll meet Wimbledon titleholder Andy Murray.
Fourth-seeded Simona Halep beat Germany’s Andrea Petkovic, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) to move to her first French Open final.
World No. 10 Andrea Petkovic withdrew from the Australian Open tennis tournament because of a stress fracture in her lower back, organizers said.
Former champion Maria Sharapova was one game away from elimination before coming back to beat Garbine Muguruza and move to her fourth straight French Open tennis semifinal.
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray moved to the semifinals of tennis’s French Open by defeating 23rd-seed Gael Monfils in five sets.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal and fellow Spaniard David Ferrer will meet in the quarterfinals of tennis’s French Open in a rematch of last year’s final.
"It's always tough when you are the huge favorite and everybody expects you to win and then you have a super tough opponent."
- Andrea Petkovic on Jun 02, 2014