Garbine Muguruza eases into French Open semi-final with win over Maria Sharapova

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Garbine Muguruza is through to the semi-final of the French Open with a straight-sets win over Maria Sharapova.

The Spaniard took 73 minutes to despatch her opponent 6-2 6-1 and will play Simona Halep or Angelique Kerber in the semi-final.

Muguruza raced towards a 4-0 lead in the opener and held serve throughout to take the lead.

The pair shared breaks in the opening two games of the second set, before Muguruza went on a run of five successive games to secure the victory.

The world number three is bidding to win her second French Open, after winning in 2016.

Cover Photo: Roland Garros Flag by Roman Boed used under license by CC BY 2.0

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