French Open 2010: Samantha Stosur beats Jelena Jankovic, advances to Women’s Finals

June 3rd, 2010 Posted by Admin under Tennis with No Comments »

Samantha Stosur French Open 2010 Semifinals matchAustralian 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.


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