Australian Open: Maria Sharapova reaches semi-final

  • Second seed Maria Sharapova eased past Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Tuesday to enter the semi-final, media reports stated.

    Sharapova, the-27-year-old Russian, took one hour 18 minutes to defeat the seventh seed Bouchard 6-3 6-2. The 2008 champion said she kept her focus “throughout the whole match”. Bouchard, who made several unforced errors, said she did not start well and “it all went downhill from there".

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