Maria Sharapova Reaches the Semifinals of Her Comeback Tournament


Maria Sharapova has won her first three matches since returning from a 15-month doping suspension.

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STUTTGART, Germany — Maria Sharapova won again to move into the Porsche Grand Prix semifinals after beating Anett Kontaveit, 6-3, 6-4, on Friday.

In her third match following a 15-month doping suspension, Sharapova converted five of her six break points.

“I’m really enjoying myself,” she said.

Sharapova will next face Kristina Mladenovic, who overcame Carla Suárez Navarro, 6-3, 6-2.

On Thursday, Mladenovic ousted second-ranked Angelique Kerber, the two-time defending champion, and she is one of several players who…

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