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"When you're writing an autobiography, I don't think there is any reason to write anything that's not true", said Sharapova after being knocked out of Roland Garros by Garbine Muguruza 6-2, 6-1 in the quarter-finals.

Muguruza has not dropped a set at Roland Garros and the 2016 champion needed only 70 minutes to consign a startled Sharapova to a 6-2 6-1 defeat on Wednesday.

Nadal, a 10-time champion at Roland Garros, had not ceded a set in Paris since 2015, when he was beaten in the quarterfinals by Novak Djokovic.

In the other women's quarterfinal, No. 1 Simona Halep rallied from a set down to beat Angelique Kerber a 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-2.

That semi-final will also decide the number one spot next week. I think I improve also as a tennis player. Some of those matches were very defining for me. "I was focusing on winning every point, every game".

Sharapova, 31, was broken in the opening game of the second set which she immediately retrieved.

Sharapova was making her comeback at Roland Garros, having been refused a wildcard previous year, shortly after her return from a 15-month drugs ban.

Two-time victor Sharapova made her return to Roland Garros after three years, and advanced to her 25th Grand Slam quarter-final after her arch rival Serena Williams withdrew prior to their 22nd encounter. That never looked like happening.

Sharapova's eagerly-awaited fourth-round clash with Serena Williams never even made it on court on Monday as her American nemesis pulled out an hour before the scheduled start with a pectoral injury.

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Williams had branded the book "hearsay" and expressed her surprise at just how much she featured in its pages.

While Sharapova's 27 unforced errors, including six double faults, makes ugly reading - many of them were as a result of the pressure building from the other side of the net where Muguruza's heavier shots left her opponent huffing and puffing from the word go.

With momentum behind her, Muguruza continued to dominate and served out to win the opening set in 42 minutes.

She's defeated Maria Sharapova in straight sets to advance to a semi-final against top seed Simona Halep.

However, she always seems to peak in time for Roland Garros and Wimbledon, having won or finished runner-up at one of the two Slams in each of the past three years.

The 26-year-old Halep has been in the finals of three major tournaments, including at Roland Garros in 2014 and 2017.

This ruthless victory demonstrated how much Muguruza has matured since that loss. "I have to put a lot of things in perspective for the last-four, five weeks since the clay season", Sharapova said.

But, by the third set, Halep had broken down the German's defences - and her resolve.

By the end of the first set, the five-time major victor had won just eight points against the Muguruza serve and failed to carve out a single break point.

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