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Sharapova qualifies for 1/4-final at Roland Garros 

Sharapova qualifies for 1/4-final at Roland Garros


The former No. 1 Maria Sharapova of Russia qualified for the quarterfinals of the Open de France tennis.

Seeded Sharapova 7 deal with 12 th-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) with 7:6 (4), 7:5 in two hours on court. 24-year-old Russian was catching up in both sets, but managed to reach the turn.

Radwanska won the first three games of the match but conceded alignment with 4:4 and then came to the tiebreak. It Sharapova had the advantage and then 3:3 gave it just one more point on her opponent.

The second part of Masha, which is polufinalistka at Roland Garros in 2007, drew with 2:0, but Radwanska reached 5:3. Sharapova, however, again stepped up and took four straight games, having saved five setbola for her opponent, and with it came to final victory.

Russia's placed 47 winning blow, including seven aces. Thus, Sharapova will face Germany's Andrea Petkovic, who first qualified for the quarterfinal in Paris. 15 th-seeded Petkovic wins 25 th placed Maria Kirilenko (Russia) 6:2, 2:6, 6:4 after the 2:12 game.

After exchanged supremacy in the first two sets 23-year-old naturalized German of Bosnian origin make a decisive breakthrough in the ninth game of the third part, and then closed the match in his own submission.

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