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Sharapova cruises into French Open semi-finals

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Jun. 06, 2012 16:46
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A decibel-busting display of power tennis helped Maria Sharapova reach her third French Open semi-final with a 6-2 6-3 win over Kaia Kanepi on June 6.
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PARIS - A decibel-busting display of power tennis helped Maria Sharapova reach her third French Open semi-final with a 6-2 6-3 win over Kaia Kanepi on June 6.
The Russian second seed fired a series of winners, each accompanied by her habitual shrieks, to break her opponent's serve seven times in straight-forward quarter-final encounter that lasted only one hour 14 minutes.

The Estonian, who was backed by a small but noisy contingent of face-painted and flag-waving fans, froze on the big stage of Philippe Chatrier Court.

Sharapova will play the winner of Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova's quarter-final match against Kazakh qualifier Yaroslava Shvedova.
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