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Photos Du Jour: The Semifinals

From Maria Sharapova and Eugenie Bouchard's dramatic battle to Simona Halep continuing her career-defining run, check out all the best pics from the semifinals.

Published June 05, 2014 12:10

It was Semifinals Day at Roland Garros on Thursday, but first on Chatrier the mixed doubles final.
It was Semifinals Day at Roland Garros on Thursday, but first on Chatrier the mixed doubles final.
Anna-Lena Groenefeld won her second Grand Slam mixed doubles title, this time with Jean-Julien Rojer.
Anna-Lena Groenefeld won her second Grand Slam mixed doubles title, this time with Jean-Julien Rojer.
And then the first of two very marquee match-ups - Maria Sharapova against Eugenie Bouchard.
And then the first of two very marquee match-ups - Maria Sharapova against Eugenie Bouchard.
The crowd was packed to watch two fighters battle it out - fighters who barely escaped the quarters.
The crowd was packed to watch two fighters battle it out - fighters who barely escaped the quarters.
Bouchard was down 4-1 in the third set of her quarterfinal, Sharapova four points from losing hers...
Bouchard was down 4-1 in the third set of her quarterfinal, Sharapova four points from losing hers...
And Bouchard came out far stronger in this one, two games away from winning it leading 6-4, 5-5.
And Bouchard came out far stronger in this one, two games away from winning it leading 6-4, 5-5.
Sharapova is never one to back down though - she regrouped, found her range again then unleashed...
Sharapova is never one to back down though - she regrouped, found her range again then unleashed...
The 2012 French Open winner took a step closer to the 2014 title with a comeback 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 win.
The 2012 French Open winner took a step closer to the 2014 title with a comeback 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 win.
Sharapova came back from one set down to win for the third time in a row - her first time doing that.
Sharapova came back from one set down to win for the third time in a row - her first time doing that.
She also improved to 3-0 lifetime against Bouchard, though this was their closest one by far...
She also improved to 3-0 lifetime against Bouchard, though this was their closest one by far...
Bouchard was also denied her Top 10 debut, though it's clearly only a matter of time for that now.
Bouchard was also denied her Top 10 debut, though it's clearly only a matter of time for that now.
Andrea Petkovic, a former Top 10 player herself, faced Simona Halep in the second semifinal.
Andrea Petkovic, a former Top 10 player herself, faced Simona Halep in the second semifinal.
Halep was just too sharp though, rallying from 3-1 down in the second set to prevail, 6-2, 7-6(4).
Halep was just too sharp though, rallying from 3-1 down in the second set to prevail, 6-2, 7-6(4).
Halep is now through to her first Grand Slam final - and will go from No.4 to No.3 on the rankings.
Halep is now through to her first Grand Slam final - and will go from No.4 to No.3 on the rankings.
Halep is 0-3 lifetime against Sharapova, though their last meeting was three sets... who will win?
Halep is 0-3 lifetime against Sharapova, though their last meeting was three sets... who will win?
  • It was Semifinals Day at Roland Garros on Thursday, but first on Chatrier the mixed doubles final.
  • Anna-Lena Groenefeld won her second Grand Slam mixed doubles title, this time with Jean-Julien Rojer.
  • And then the first of two very marquee match-ups - Maria Sharapova against Eugenie Bouchard.
  • The crowd was packed to watch two fighters battle it out - fighters who barely escaped the quarters.
  • Bouchard was down 4-1 in the third set of her quarterfinal, Sharapova four points from losing hers...
  • And Bouchard came out far stronger in this one, two games away from winning it leading 6-4, 5-5.
  • Sharapova is never one to back down though - she regrouped, found her range again then unleashed...
  • The 2012 French Open winner took a step closer to the 2014 title with a comeback 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 win.
  • Sharapova came back from one set down to win for the third time in a row - her first time doing that.
  • She also improved to 3-0 lifetime against Bouchard, though this was their closest one by far...
  • Bouchard was also denied her Top 10 debut, though it's clearly only a matter of time for that now.
  • Andrea Petkovic, a former Top 10 player herself, faced Simona Halep in the second semifinal.
  • Halep was just too sharp though, rallying from 3-1 down in the second set to prevail, 6-2, 7-6(4).
  • Halep is now through to her first Grand Slam final - and will go from No.4 to No.3 on the rankings.
  • Halep is 0-3 lifetime against Sharapova, though their last meeting was three sets... who will win?
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