Sharapova vs Bouchard: Score, Highlights for French Open 2014 Women's Semifinals

Joe Tansey@JTansey90Featured ColumnistJune 5, 2014

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Sharapova def. Bouchard, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.

There's just something about Maria Sharapova, clay courts and three-set matches. 

The No. 7 seed won her 19th straight three-set match on clay to advance to the 2014 French Open women's final. 

Sharapova defeated No. 18 Eugenie Bouchard of Canada, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 in a match that saw both players make plenty of mistakes and quality shots. 

Bouchard got off to a good start with her first set victory, but as the match went into its third hour, she began to look fatigued, and Sharapova took full advantage of that. 

Despite showing signs of fatigue, the 20-year-old Canadian did fend off four match points on her serve in the third set. 

Sharapova did not have the best first-serve percentage at 59, but she did make 13 less unforced errors and four more winners than her young opponent. 

Sharapova will now get a chance to win her second French Open and fifth Grand Slam title Saturday against the winner of the second semifinal between Simona Halep and Andrea Petkovic. 

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