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Sharapova finally held her serve in the fifth game, but she was broken again, this time at love, to lose the first set.

“I didn’t do much in the first set to hurt her. She was doing many things well,” Sharapova said. “I still had a fair bit of time to change things around. Little by little, I started playing a bit better.”

At 1-1 in the second set, Sharapova finally broke, with some help from Muguruza.

The unseeded Spaniard, ranked 35th in the world, double-faulted twice in a row to give Sharapova her second break point of the match. The tall Russian converted when Muguruza sent a backhand long.

Although Sharapova was broken again in the set, again with a double fault, she started to hold serve more easily while giving Muguruza more trouble while receiving.

By the time the third set started, Sharapova was moving Muguruza all over the court, landing her forehands and backhands easily.

The only hiccup came in the fourth game, when Muguruza had five break points but couldn’t convert any of them.

“That was one of the most important games,” Sharapova said. “After I won that game, I certainly gained more confidence.”

Like Sharapova, Bouchard also struggled early in her match, trailing Suarez Navarro 5-2 before taking the first set. In the third, Bouchard fell behind 4-1, but won 12 straight points to get to 4-4.

In the final game of the match, the chair umpire twice called for points to be replayed. Bouchard won both replays, with the second one giving her match point.

She double-faulted.

On the third match point, Suarez Navarro hit a backhand into the net

“I am going to rest a lot now. I’m quite tired, but it’s OK,” Bouchard said. “I’m really excited to be in Paris for two more days and to play in the semifinals at Roland Garros.”