Tennis: World no. 2 Maria Sharapova reached the semifinals of the Mutua Madrid Open Tennis Championship as she earned a straight sets victory over Estonia's Kaia Kanepi 6-2, 6-4. The Russian had also beaten Kanepi in straight sets in the Quarterfinal of the French Open last year and she looked in the same control over her world no.
51 opponent, as she broke her twice and did not face a single break point on her serve. Kanepi fought better in the second set as she capitalized the only break point opportunity that she got. But Russian Beauty Queen broke her opponent twice again and won the set 6-4 to close out the match. Sharapova will face the winner of Ana Ivanovic of Serbia and Angelique Kerber of Germany for a place in the finals.