2014 French Open Women's Semifinals: Sharapova Defeats Bouchard, Advance to Championship Round [PHOTOS]

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By James Patrick Quizon | June 6, 2014 2:06 AM EST

Russian Maria Sharapova lost the first set and her serve got broken twice in the second but nonetheless pulled off the stirring three-set win over Canadian Eugenie Bouchard, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 in the first semifinal of the women's singles of the 2014 French Open.

The 7th seed Sharapova awaits the winner of the Simona Halep (Romania) vs. Andrea Petkovic (Germany) match-up in the other final four match.

The 27-year-old Russian won the Grand Slam in Paris in 2012 and is aiming for her fifth overall majors championship.

View the slideshow to view more images from the Sharapova-Bouchard semifinals match.

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