French Open 2018, Day 11 highlights: Rafael Nadal drops first set in three years; Maria Sharapova suffers worst Slam loss since 2012

French Open headlines and top quotes on Thursday, the 11th day of the 2018 tournament:

Headlines

- 2016 champion Muguruza into second Paris semi-final

- Sharapova suffers worst Slam loss in six years

- Halep needs three sets to beat Kerber

- Nadal drops first Paris set in three years

- Rain then halts Rafa fightback

File image of Maria Sharapova. AP

File image of Maria Sharapova. AP

Who's saying what

"I think my answer to that is I don't take those lists very seriously."

— Maria Sharapova on the Forbes list of top earning athletes showing not one single woman in the top 100.

"I think she made everyone wait a little bit."

— Sharapova on Serena Williams's decision to pull out of their last-16 match.

"Does anyone have any earplugs for these ladies matches? Why do they not grunt in practise but in matches and especially big matches it is louder than a 747."

— Former British player Greg Rusedski @GregRusedski.

"My head won it."

— Simona Halep on her three-set win over Angelique Kerber.

Numbers up

5 - points won on own serve in second set by Sharapova against Muguruza

99 - unforced errors in the Halep v Kerber quarter-final


Updated Date: Jun 07, 2018 09:01 AM

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