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3-6 - GAME, SET AND MATCH SHARAPOVA! Just 74 minutes gone of the match and Sharapova is handed two match points after her opponents knocks the ball long from the back of the court. Kanepi rescues one with a big booming forehand, but tugs a backhand out of the court. A 6-2 6-3 win for the second seed.
3-5 - KANEPI BREAKS! And she manages the trick to love. Where there is life, there is hope...but surely it would be too much to expect for Kanepi to mount a recovery here?
2-5 - BREAK TO SHARAPOVA! The double break for Sharapova, who surely has one foot now in the last four. Kanepi can only come up with a solitary miserable point on serve. On the verge of departing the tournament.
2-4 - A love service game from Sharapova as she moves two games away from the last four. Has now reeled off four straight games. Huge pressure on Kanepi, especially on a poor second serve.
2-3 - BREAK SHARAPOVA! Kanepi looks like a spent force here. The Estonian is limping around the court without too much success. Throws in an ace, but it fails to stop her decline. She trails 3-2.
2-2 - Not exactly a full house on Philippe Chatrier, and not exactly the best fare you will ever witness, but matters little to Sharapova as she breaks back. Games back on serve.
2-1 - BREAK SHARAPOVA! The formula of hitting to the backhand side of Kanepi continues to pay dividends for the Russian, who breaks back against the Estonian player. A 2-1 lead now with games back on serve.
2-0 - A fourth double fault from Sharapova sees her drop serve for the first time in the second set. A lack of concentration from the tall Russian, who is a break down suddenly.
1-0 - A vital hold for 23rd seed Kanepi at the outset of the second set. Against a woman who obviously has a heavier groundstroke, she can't afford to fall further behind.
2-6 - SET SHARAPOVA! A big first serve from Sharapova is good enough to see out the first set in favour of the second seed. Rarely troubled in the first set. Kanepi's backhand faltering under the weight of her opponent's forehands.
2-5 - DOUBLE BREAK SHARAPOVA! All going according to plan for the Russian as Kanepi begin to misfire with some of her groundstrokes. Sharpova will serve for the first set.
2-4 - Sharapova targeting the backhand side of Kanepi. Kanepi looks like she lacks a little bit of depth when slicing the ball on the backhand side. Sharapova two games away from the first set.
2-3 - Kanepi comes up with a love game in response to trail by the odd game in five. Perhaps both players beginning to settle into this match after a stuttering start.
1-3 - Finally a hold for Sharapova, and she does it with some style by walloping a big forehand winner down the line from the middle of he court. A 3-1 win lead for the Russia. First hold of the day.
1-2 - BREAK SHARAPOVA! Another break of serve in favour of second seed Sharapova for a 2-1 lead. Philippe Chatrier seeing three breaks in the opening three games. All a bit unpredictable so far.
1-1 - BREAK KANEPI! Both women serving two double faults in their opening two games. As a result, no surprise to see two breaks in the opening two games. Sharapova pays the price for failing to get any venom of real note on her serve. We are level at 1-1.
0-1 - BREAK SHARAPOVA! Sharapova off to a confident start in the match as she breaks a slightly nervous looking Kanepi. Looks to be hitting the ball extremely well out there. She breaks at the first time of asking. 0-1 to the Russian.
0-0 - Kanepi to serve in the opening game of the match.
12.55 - Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of the remaining women's quarter-finals at the French Open. We have Maria Sharapova against Kaia Kanepi and Petra Kvitova meeting Yaroslva Shvedova from 1pm (BST).
|Date of Birth||10/06/1985|
|Date of Birth||19/04/1987|