Muguruza, by contrast, started with a swagger, a rasping forehand giving her a second break before Sharapova went 4-0 down when she put a tame attempted drop shot into the net. She broke again in the eighth game to seal the match.
Muguruza is yet to drop a set in the tournament but she is expecting a tougher test against last year's runner-up Halep on Thursday. The No. 11 seed hit 20 winners in the first set, while Nadal managed just four, per Courtney Nguyen at WTA Insider.
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Halep is still chasing her first Grand Slam title. Muguruza won the French Open in 2016, then Wimbledon a year ago.
Nadal was broken three times and lost the opening set of his quarterfinal Wednesday against 11th-seeded Diego Schwartzman of Argentina by a score of 6-4.
Though Kerber, sensing a pendulum swing, cut her passive play out and began to construct her most aggressive points of the match, Halep would be able to protect that advantage throughout the set. Muguruza has won seven of her last nine matches on clay court. That includes the French Open in 2014 and 2017, and the Australian Open in January. It would be very unusual, I think, if I didn't write anything about her. "She had a lot more depth in the ball".
"I think it would be unusual for me not to include someone that I have competed against for so many years", said the 31-year-old.
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Kerber would become only the second German woman to reach the last four in Paris since Steffi Graf won back in 1999.
The signs were ominous when the five-times Grand Slam champion coughed up three nervy double-faults in the opening game.
Serve and return worked much more efficiently while Kerber struggled to maintain the usual range from the baseline Nonetheless, Halep's overall level of play had been in the ascendancy for most of that set's second half - and, continuing to take control from the baseline, she immediately took her first lead of the match with a break in the second set.
"When you play and you win against an old-time player with a lot of experience, it gives you a lot of trust", said Muguruza, who at 24 is seven years Sharapova's junior. "The score doesn't really matter". Muguruza essentially got that round off, too: Her opponent, Lesia Tsurenko, retired with an injury after only two games. ". Coming into this part of the year, I was losing a few first-round matches, matches that I wanted to be winning, of course. Today was certainly not one of those steps".
The special counsel says Manafort's actions violate federal law, and therefore violate the terms of his pretrial release. Manafort stepped down in August of that year after media reports of his dealings with the Ukraine government emerged.
Southgate's side kick off their World Cup campaign on June 18th against Tunisia before facing Panama and Belgium in Group G. The area of the pitch subject to the most debate in recent weeks and months has been central midfield.
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Because of California's " jungle primary ", the top two vote-getters - regardless of party - advance to a runoff in November. Bob Hugin, a well-funded former pharmaceutical executive, is among those seeking the Republican nomination to face Menendez.
Sane's decision did not go down well with Low, given it was a chance to stake his claim. 'Leroy is a huge talent, ' Low continued. He comes in at the expense of Christian Benteke, the Crystal Palace striker omitted after a frustrating season at Selhurst Park.
Dane appeared on more than 20 episodes of The Office , and was known by fans for his short, but hilarious cameos. Hugh Dane , also known as the beloved Hank the security guard on The Office , has passed away at the age of 75.
Umtiti joined Barca for €25m from Lyon in 2016 and he quickly established himself alongside Pique in the middle of the back four. Transfer speculation soon arose, and it seemed to have an impact on the centre-back, who regressed as the campaign wore on.
Chinese officials have indicated the nation is open to buying as much as US$70 billion in U.S. exports, the people said. Disruption to U.S. -Canada trade could also affect cross-border supply chains that have grown during the NAFTA era .
The report by the Yonhap news agency , citing an intelligence source, could not be independently verified. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he'll meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in North Korea.
Her absence is leading to a plethora of different theories, including speculation that she has moved back to Trump Tower in NY . First Ladies don't just drop out of sight; they go to Memorial Day wreath layings, for example.
Fred agrees Manchester United switch
One ex-teammate told the South China Morning Post: " Fred's a good player skilfully, though he's not physically strong or quick". Although a Brazilian by birth, Eduardo played for Croatia on the worldwide stage.
Argentina versus Israel called off
However, the status of the match had been placed in doubt earlier, following protests by Palestinian football authorities. Rajoub had accused Israel of using the match as a political tool and now the clash has been cancelled.
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Facebook fends off new NYT charges over data access
Meanwhile, Facebook said it started winding down the partnerships in April, as they were no longer needed to serve users. The company claims that these private APIs were "tightly controlled" in a statement posted on the Facebook newsroom.
Zverev saves match point in Paris
I know if I'm doing the right things and if I do the right work I'll win those long matches, and the success will come itself". No. 7 Dominic Thiem of Austria - a semifinalist at Roland Garros the past two years - faces No. 19 Kei Nishikori of Japan.
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