Garbiñe Muguruza savours semi-final with Halep after routing Sharapova

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• Russian swept out of French Open by Spanish third seed
• Simona Halep awaits in last four after win over Kerber

Two grand slam champions adorn the women’s semi-finals at Roland Garros – as well as the best player in the world, Simona Halep. The Romanian is playing well enough but, like Caroline Wozniacki did before her, she has to shake free the baggage of having no major on her CV while owning the No 1 ranking.

On Thursday she plays the first semi-final against the only player to beat both Williams sisters in slam finals, Garbiñe Muguruza, the 2016 French champion and defending queen of Wimbledon who on Wednesday made short work of Maria Sharapova, shortly before Halep had a tougher time accounting for Angelique Kerber.

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Written by Kevin Mitchell
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/06/garbine-muguruza-sends-maria-sharapova-crashing-out-french-open under the title “Garbiñe Muguruza savours semi-final with Halep after routing Sharapova”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.