Australian 7th seed Samantha Stosur has advanced to her first Grand Slam final by beating Jelena Jankovic at the 2010 French Open, 6-1, 6-2.
Stosur won with the same big serve and booming forehand that helped her upset four-time French Open champion Justine Henin and 12-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams this week.
Stosur’s opponent this Saturday, June 5th, will be another first-time Grand Slam finalist, Italian Francesca Schiavone (Fran-CHESS-skah Skee-ah-VOH-nay). Schiavone advanced when Elena Dementieva (Yell-E-nuh De-MENT-ye-vuh) quit with an injury after the first set, 7-6 (7-3).
Stosur is the first Australian woman to reach a Grand Slam final since Wendy Turnbull, the runner-up at the 1980 Australian Open.
It’s the first time at a major tournament since 1979 that none of the four female semifinalists owned a major title.
Don’t forget to watch French Open 2010 Live Stream at the link provided.