Sharapova, attempting career Grand Slam, reaches French Open semifinals
Maria Sharapova has won the Australian and US Open championships, along with Wimbledon. But the Russian has never won on the red clay of France.
"What girl doesn't love Paris?" she said.
Two more wins and she'll love it even more.
Second-seeded Sharapova rolled through her 23rd-seeded opponent in 74 minutes, a much different scene than the three-set win over Klara Zakopalova in the fourth round that took more than three hours.
"I'm happy with the way I improved in this match," Sharapova said.
Her next opponent will be fourth-seeded Petra Kvitova, the Wimbledon champion who ended 142nd-ranked qualifier Yaroslava Shvedova's upset-filled run with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory. Sharapova leads their all-time series 3-2, including a win on clay earlier this year in Stuttgart.