The defending champion of the tournament in Madrid Maria Sharapova was the first tennis player, who qualified for the semi-finals of the competition of the highest category of the WTA "Premier mandatory".
The third placed in the scheme Russian won in a two-hour duel over Caroline Wozniacki No5 with
6:1, 3:6, 6:3. Yesterday Sharapova again played three sets against Caroline Garcia.
After a swift first set, Sharapova made a major breakthrough for 3:5 in the second, and it cost for her the part. In the decisive set, Wozniacki made a break for 2:1. This made an ambition for Masha and she responded with a breakthrough to zero. Sharapova reached the new break for 5:3, and in the next game even ended with her first match point.
Sharapova finished with two aces and seven double faults and won 68 percent of points played in the first serve.
To reach a second consecutive final in the "Caja Mahiko" Maria will have to overcome Svetlana Kuznetsova.