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Maria Sharapova (Getty Images)
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Stuttgart - Kristina Mladenovic ramped up the pressure on Maria Sharapova ahead of their Suttgart semi-final when she claimed the Russian superstar was getting "extra help" in her comeback from a 15-month doping ban.

Sharapova eased into the last four of the claycourt tournament by seeing off qualifier Anett Kontaveit on Friday for the third straight win of her comeback.

The 30-year-old five-time Grand Slam winner has yet to drop a set and powered past Estonia's Kontaveit, ranked 73rd, for a 6-3, 6-4 quarter-final win.

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