Spain’s Garbine Muguruza thrashed Maria Sharapova to reach the French Open semi-finals on Wednesday as a second top-of-the-bill showdown in three days failed to materialse at Roland Garros.
Sharapova’s eagerly-awaited fourth-round clash with Serena Williams never even made it on court on Monday as her American nemesis pulled out an hour before the scheduled start with a pectoral injury.
This time the Court Philippe Chatrier crowd -- at least the ones that could be prised away from their luncheon -- got a match, if not a contest, as Muguruza roared to a 6-2 6-1 victory and on to a semi-final against top seed Simona Halep in which the world number one ranking will also be on the line.
Sharapova, back at the claycourt slam for the first time since 2015 following a doping-ban, walked on court with two French Open crowns to Muguruza’s one and a 3-0 head-to-head record against the reigning Wimbledon champion.
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