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.
World No. 10 Andrea Petkovic withdrew from the Australian Open tennis tournament because of a stress fracture in her lower back, organizers said.
Fourth-seeded Simona Halep beat Germany’s Andrea Petkovic, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) to move to her first French Open final.
Maria Sharapova defeated Andrea Petkovic of Germany 6-0, 6-3 to advance to the semifinals of the French Open tennis championship in Paris.
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.
Li Na will try to add a Grand Slam singles title to her list of tennis firsts for China in today’s Australian Open women’s final against Kim Clijsters .
Eugenie Bouchard, who grew up idolizing Maria Sharapova, said she won’t be intimidated when she plays the 2012 champion today for a spot in the French Open tennis final.
Roger Federer advanced to his eighth straight semifinal at the Australian Open, where he’ll play Novak Djokovic . Women’s top seed Caroline Wozniacki fought back to reach the final four in Melbourne for the first time.
"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