Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 22:23
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.
"Sharapova is like a tea bag. Put her into hot water and ul find out how strong she is," tweeted Murray.
The Russian told a press conference: "Sorry. I didn`t know who Judy Murray is."
She added: "I`m a big tea drinker. I don`t understand what she means."
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."
First Published: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 22:23