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

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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