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2012 French Open Results: Maria Sharapova Dominates On Saturday, Moves Onto 4th Round

The 2012 French Open is roaring ahead on Saturday as many of the top players are in action and look to progress to the quarterfinals by the end of the weekend.

The women's world No. 2 player, Maria Sharapova, needed just 66 minutes on Saturday to defeat Peng Shuai 6-2, 6-1 at Roland Garros. The Siberian will face the rising Czech superstar Klara Zakopalova in the fourth round.

On the men's side, Rafael Nadal had no trouble disposing of Eduardo Schwank 6-1, 6-3, 6-4. Nadal is on a historic pace as he progresses to the fourth round, his dream of a record-breaking seventh French Open is still on the horizon.

Other notable finishes on the men's side include:

  • No.6 seed David Ferrer blitzed Mikhail Youzhny 6-0, 6-2, 6-2
  • Andy Murray appeared fit again as he beat Santiago Giraldo 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.
  • Richard Gasquet overturned a one-set deficit to defeat the veteran former world No. 2 Tommy Haas. Gasquet rallied to win the last 13 games of the match to win 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-0, 6-0.

You can see a full French Open scoreboard at SI.com.

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