French Open Results: Semifinals Set After Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova Advance

The semifinals are all set for the 2012 French Open after a pair of matches on both the men's and women's singles draws on Wednesday. Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer both won to advance. Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova won on the women's side.

Ferrer pulled off something of an upset. The world's sixth-ranked player, Ferrer knocked off No. 4 Andy Murray in four sets. Spain's Ferrer struck early and often throughout the match with a first serve percentage of 64 percent. He won 6-4, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2. No. 2 Nadal had little trouble with his opponent No. 12 Nicolas Almagro, winning 7-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Nadal will face Ferrer on Friday in the semifinals. The two have played each other 15 times on clay courts, with Nadal winning all of those matches. The other men's singles semifinal matches promises to be a exciting one with No. 1 Novak Djokovic taking on No. 3 Roger Federer.

On the women's side, No. 2 Sharapova beat No. 12 Kaia Kanepi in two sets. No. 4 Kvitova topped unranked Yaroslava Shvedova in two sets. Sharapova and Kvitova will face each other in the semifinals. In the other women's semifinal match, No. 6 Samantha Stosur will face No. 21 Sara Errani.

For full French Open results, click here.

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