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.
Fourth-seeded Simona Halep beat Germany’s Andrea Petkovic, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) to move to her first French Open final.
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.
World No. 10 Andrea Petkovic withdrew from the Australian Open tennis tournament because of a stress fracture in her lower back, organizers said.
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray moved to the semifinals of tennis’s French Open by defeating 23rd-seed Gael Monfils in five sets.
Maria Sharapova recovered after losing the first set to beat Eugenie Bouchard and advance to her third straight French Open tennis final, where she’ll play Simona Halep.
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.
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.
"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