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Maria Sharapova rolls at Open GDF

Updated: January 31, 2014, 7:08 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- Top-seeded Maria Sharapova thrashed eighth-seeded Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-2, 6-2 on Friday to set up an all-Russian semifinal against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at the Open Gaz de France.

Although Sharapova dropped her serve once, the four-time Grand Slam champion broke Flipkens' serve five times to win in little more than an hour.

"We haven't played against each other in quite a bit of time," Sharapova said ahead of her match against Pavlyuchenkova. "She's playing really ...

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