Sharapova rallies, Hingis cruises into semis
TOKYO -- Maria Sharapova advanced to the Pan Pacific Open semifinals, rallying after losing the first set to beat crowd favorite Ai Sugiyama 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 on Friday.
Sugiyama broke Sharapova's serve to win the first set but was overwhelmed by the No. 1 seed in the final two sets.
"It's never easy against Sugiyama," Sharapova said. "She had the crowd behind her and was able to take the first set, but I'm glad I was able to come back and win."
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