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Sharapova trounces Halep as semis beckon

The Russian puts on a five-star performance to beat the WTA Finals top seed in straight sets

A jubilant Maria Sharapova after she beat Romania's Simona Halep during the women's singles round robin tennis match at the WTA Finals at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Tuesday.


MARIA Sharapova is back with a vengeance.

Desperate to end her injury-ravaged season on a high, the blonde Russian craved a big performance to deliver a statement of intent at the BNP Paribas Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Finals.

The 28-year-old did just that on