LONDON, July 7. /TASS/. Russia’s Maria Sharapova reached the semifinals of the 2015 Wimbledon Tennis Tournament in London following her three-sets quarterfinal victory on Tuesday over Coco Vandeweghe of the United States.
The Russian tennis star confidently began her quarterfinal encounter against the American opponent winning the first set, but Vandeweghe managed to find her game and stole the victory from Sharapova in the second set.
Sharapova strongly rebounded in the third set to win the match and left the final score at 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2.
In the semifinal match Sharapova will face the winner of the clash between top-seed Serena Williams of the United States and Victoria Azarenka (seed-23) of Belarus.
Sharapova, seeded 4, is the only remaining Russian player in the ladies’ singles completion of the Grand Slam tournament, which has ·26.75 million ($41.6 million) in prize money up for grabs.