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Maria Sharapova vs Kristina Mladenovic Porsche Tennis Stuttgart 2017 Live Score Match Updates

Wildcard Maria Sharapova plays Kristina Mladenovic for a spot at the finals of the Stuttgart Open.
Updated: 29 April 2017 22:21 IST - Published: 29 April 2017 19:56 IST
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Final score: Mladenovic wins 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 in 2 hours 38 minutes
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And Mladenovic FINISHES IT OFF!! The World No. 19 comes back from a set and a break down to KNOCK OUT the three-time champion!
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Great volley by Mladenovic for Match Point!
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What a FABULOUS FOREHAND RETURN by Mladenovic to force a deuce on the Sharapova serve!
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A POOR service game from Mladenovic right when she was serving for the match keeps Sharapova alive! The former World No.1 will serve to make it 5-5. Nerves from the Frenchwoman?
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The Russian HOLDS to trail 3-5. Can she produce some of her famous fighting spirit here?
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Sharapova MISSES yet another inside-out forehand and it's DEUCE!
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And Sharapova is in BIG TROUBLE now! 30-30 on her serve with 2 points away from a defeat
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And Mladenovic CONVERTS! She leads 5-2. Does this signal the end of the Sharapova comeback at Stuttgart or does the three-time champion have something left in the tank to stretch this match further?
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But what mental fortitude from the Frenchwoman here! She saves ALL THREE break points to have a game point of her own. 
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Sharapova has upped her intensity on the return and has got rich dividends with 3 break point opportunities.
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And it's at BREAK POINT NUMBER 4 that Kristina Mladenovic finally capitalizes! A jubilant roar from the Frenchwoman indicates that she believes this one is in the bag. 

4-2 with the break to Kristina Mladenovic, who won the second 7-5. Something had to give!
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Mladenovic is looming in on that break! 
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It seems now as though both players aren't trying to outplay the other so much as wait for their rival to make errors. And right now, it's Mladenovic who sends one into the top of the net. 2-2 on serve in the decider.
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Quite the bouncy backhand from Kristina Mladenovic! It spins a bit, does the ball, and lands so close to the net Sharapova was never going to make that. Sublime shot.
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As predicted, the momentum has slowed somewhat. Some rudimentary errors from both players, but Mladenovic looking marginally better here in Stuttgart. 1-1.
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Service hold from Kiki Mladenovic to begin set 3. 1-0 to the Frenchwoman. Although there's a fight from both ends the momentum of the match has slowed significantly - but it's either's match still...
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We're going to set No. 3! Mladenovic comes back and then some to take it 7-5. 
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That took long enough! And it's Kiki Mladenovic who leads 6-5 with a LONG, long, long hold of serve. Sharapova will want to serve this out and take it to tiebreak...
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Another chance to break, another wasted...and we're at deuce No. FIVE of this set. Hmmmm...
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This game has been quite the fight. Sharapova takes Mladenovic to break point. Then ad Mlad. And now we're back to deuce.
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And we'll go on for another couple of games at least! Sharapova holds on and we're at 5-5. No end in sight just yet...
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Maria Sharapova * 4  -  5 Kristina Mladenovic
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All looked a bit hit and miss there, and literally, with both players putting in some slides - someone's been practising their skiing!

Just joking... but this set is nowhere near as one-sided as the first. Mladenovic isn't having the most consistent time of it, but luckily for her, Sharapova's being just as patchy.