"I think I have to put a lot of things in perspective for the last, what, four, five weeks since the clay season", Sharapova said after a 6-2, 6-1 defeat to Garbiñe Muguruza in the last eight in Paris. There were no such fireworks this time, though, with Halep sealing a 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-2 victory.
Kerber found decent length on her forehand, regularly putting Halep close to the baseline, and went easily 4-0 up.
Slowly the normally aggressive baseliner clawed her way back into the contest, winning three straight games as both players struggled to hold serve in a marathon opening set.
A Grand Slam win in Paris would bring redemption for Halep, who lost in the 2017 French Open final against Jelena Ostapenko after leading by a set and three games.
Muguruza has not dropped a set in this year's tournament and dominated Sharapova with booming groundstrokes and superb returning that earned six breaks.
"I think it would be odd for me not to include someone that I have competed against for so many years", said the 31-year-old.
An hour and 10 minutes later the 31-year-old was walking off after her worst French Open spanking since she managed only two games against Dominika Cibulkova at the same stage in 2009.
Muguruza raced to a 4-0 lead and never looked back.
Halep completed the 30th win over a German opponent and remained unbeaten in quarter-finals matches here at Roland Garros.
An anti-climactic match ended predictably, with a Sharapova backhand nestling in the net - her 27th unforced error. Muguruza essentially got that round off, too: Her opponent, Lesia Tsurenko, retired with an injury after only two games.
"I think I did a good performance today, a very serious, solid match".
She has acknowledged having trouble handling her nerves, which is part of why she was so proud about the way she overcame Kerber, a two-time major champion and former No 1.
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