French Open

Murray tweet stirs Sharapova

2014-06-03 19:00
Maria Sharapova (AFP)

Paris - Maria Sharapova made the French Open semi-finals on Tuesday and then found herself bamboozled by a tweet sent by Andy Murray's mother comparing her to a tea bag.

The Russian star defeated rising Spaniard Garbine Muguruza 1-6, 7-5, 6-1 to reach a fourth successive Roland Garros semi-final and fifth of her career.

But before responding to questions regarding her semi-final opponent, Eugenie Bouchard, the former world number one was asked to respond to Judy Murray's abstract compliment.

"(sic) Sharapova is like a tea bag. Put her into hot water and ul find out how strong she is," tweeted Murray.

"Sorry.

"I didn't know who Judy Murray is," the Russian told a press conference when asked about the tweet.

"I'm a big tea drinker. I don't understand what she means," Sharapova added.

When it was explained to her, Sharapova applauded the Wimbledon champion's mother's turn of phrase.

"That's great.

"She's very creative.

"I guess she could have put it many different ways, and she chose the English version."

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