French Open Results: Maria Sharapova Dominates, Advances To Semifinals

On Wednesday, No. 2 ranked women's player Maria Sharapova continued her strong run in the 2012 French Open. In her quarterfinal match against No. 23 Kaia Kanepi, Sharapova was dominant, winning in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3. Although Kanepi had five aces in the match and Sharapova didn't have any, Sharapova's more rounded game allowed her to control just about every other facet of the contest.

Sharapova now advances to the semifinals, where she will take on the winner of Wednesday's match between Yaroslava Shvedova and No. 4 Petra Kvitova.

Now that No. 1 Victoria Azarenka has been eliminated, this may be Sharapova's Grand Slam event to win. Sharapova is certainly playing like she's well aware of that fact.

You can see a full French Open scoreboard at SI.com.

For more updates on the 2012 French Open, please stay tuned to this StoryStream. For lots more on all things tennis, keep checking SB Nation's dedicated tennis hub.

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