Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates after she defeated Estonia's Anett Kontaveit in the quarterfinal match at the WTA Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany, on April 28, 2017. / AFP / THOMAS KIENZLE
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Former world No. 1 Maria Sharapova cruised into the Stuttgart Grand Prix semifinals Friday, extending her winning comeback from a doping suspension with a smooth 6-3 6-4 victory over Estonian qualifier Anett Kontaveit. Wildcard entrant Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam winner, returned to action only this week following her 15-month drugs ban, but has looked like she never really went away in winning her three matches so far without dropping a set.Reaching the Stuttgart final could be enough to move Sharapova's ranking back above 200 and secure her a spot in the qualifying tournament for the French Open, and if she did well in Madrid and Rome she might make the main draw for Wimbledon.
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