Stephens, Keys to reprise US Open final in French Open semis

Angelique Kerber

Angelique Kerber

In the victory, Halep won 61 percent of her first serve points and 53 percent of her second serve points. "My head won it".

Maria Sharapova's French Open comeback has been ended in straight sets by ruthless Garbine Muguruza. That might very well have been a relief to 10-time champion Rafael Nadal, who was not at his best on Wednesday (Thursday NZT) and dropped a French Open set for the first time since 2015.

"It was very nice, this headline, and I know that some people think I will never make it, but I'm sure I'm going to make it", the seventh-seeded Garcia told reporters. I tried to do too much. "I changed the tactics a bit and it worked".

World number one Halep made a slow start, misfiring on her first serve and spraying her groundstrokes wide early on in a duel that lasted more than two hours, before steadily wearing down her opponent. In the decider, Halep came to the net more often to finish points and opened up a 4-1 lead. That match lasted a total of 35 games, marking the longest women's semifinal at the Australian Open in the Open era.

Keys has reached the quarter-finals in her last three consecutive Grand Slams as the 23-year-old continues to make strides ahead at the highest level.

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The second semi-final today sees a repeat of last year's US Open final between Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys, where Stephens blitzed her American counterpart.

Simona Halep is two wins away from earning her first Grand Slam title. This time, she needed only 70 minutes to eliminate Sharapova and dominated her with superb returning, breaking the former No. 1 a half-dozen times.

Halep secured an early break in the second and did not relinquish it despite some fierce pressure from two-time major victor Kerber, with one remarkable get at the net even prompting applause from the German. Muguruza, the 2016 French Open champion, was world number one for four weeks from September 11 to October 8 past year.

"It's not that important, because it's constantly this thing going on", said Muguruza. Now I just have to go find her, because I need to tell her some juicy stuff.

But this gesture towards her coach Darren Cahill was more than a celebratory pose, it was a sign that this was 'the new Simo'. I think there's a difference between being intense and wanting it and fighting and just not being nice, so that's something that I have always stayed true to. I think she was the aggressive one.

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According to ESPN Stats & Information, the last woman to win the French Open without dropping a set was Justine Henin, who did so in back-to-back years in 2006 and 2007. She served a lot better than I did'. Muguruza sensed weakness and pounced for a 4-0 lead.

She could be on track for another trophy after winning this event in 2016.

"I was focusing on winning every point, every game", Muguruza said.

Sharapova didn't play a point in the fourth round, because Serena Williams pulled out of their much-anticipated showdown with an injured chest muscle.

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