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French Open, Day 11: Sharapova survives as Nadal and Djokovic set up epic semifinal match

Shane Bacon
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Maria Sharapova — Getty Images

It appeared Maria Sharapova didn't get the memo of when her quarterfinal match started, as Jelena Jankovic smoked her in the first set, 6-0. Sharapova had 20 unforced errors to begin the match.

But the tournament's defending champion got it together, winning the second and third sets 6-3, 6-4 to advance to her third straight French Open semifinal.

In other action, Rafael Nadal cruised through his match against Stanislas Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1, setting up a can't miss semifinal against Novak Djokovic, who won his quarterfinal match in straight sets against Tommy Haas.

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Tommy Haas, Novak Djokovic — Getty Images

Tennis is a game of sportsmanship and for some reason I thought this was a great shot of Tommy Haas and Novak Djokovic embracing after their quarterfinal match.

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Novak Djokovic — Getty Images

I continue to love what Uniqlo is doing with Novak on the tennis court. This shirt is simple, but the color just works, especially against the red of the clay courts.

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Novak Djokovic — Getty Images

Apparently not the same can be said for what he wears off the court. This puffy vest is, well, something I guess.

Thursday at the French Open will give us the semifinals for the women's draw. Serena Williams will square off against Sara Errani as Maria Sharapova takes on Victoria Azarenka.

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