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Sharapova, Muguruza Advance To Semis

Posted: Jul 8, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

World’s number four Maria Sharapova is back in the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time since reaching the championship match in 2011.

The fourth-seeded Russian struggled for a bit but still beat CoCo Vandeweghe of the United States 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-2 Tuesday on Centre Court.

Sharapova won her first major title at Wimbledon in 2004. She reached the semifinals at the All England Club the next two years, but only once more since then, when she lost to Petra Kvitova in the 2011 final.

In her last three appearances, Sharapova lost in the fourth round in 2012 and ‘14, and in the second round in 2013. Vandeweghe was playing in her first Grand Slam quarterfinal match. Meanwhile Garbine Muguruza has made it to the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time.

The 20th-seeded Spaniard, who reached the quarterfinals at the last two French Opens, advanced Tuesday by beating Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 7-5, 6-3 on Court 1.

Muguruza, still only 21, will next face either Agnieszka Radwanska or Madison Keys in the semifinals on Thursday.