Posted June 05, 2012 on AP on Fox
Sara Errani of Italy beat sixth-seeded Sam Stosur of Australia 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 at the French Open on Thursday to reach her first Grand Slam singles final. The 21st-seeded Errani won for the second straight time against a top-10 opponent after starting her career 0-28 in such matches. She beat No. 10 Angelique Kerber in the quarterfinals. Errani never made it past the third round at any of her first 17 major tournaments before getting to the quarterfinals at the Australian Open in January. She then surpassed that at Roland Garros. Errani faces No. 2 Maria Sharapova or No. 4 Petra Kvitova in Saturday's final. Errani also will play in the women's doubles final with Roberta Vinci.

French Open Women’s Final Preview: Sara Errani vs Maria Sharapova

First of all, I have to say just how impressive Errani has been this entire tournament, but in her semifinal match in particular. She really never let Stosur take advantage of her power and played great defense, taking Stosur out of her comfort zone and forcing her to go for even more than she usually does. Errani’s Keys to Victory: 1. Don’t go for too much- Errani reminds me...

Errani beats Kerber to reach 1st Grand Slam semi

Sara Errani of Italy reached her first Grand Slam semifinal with her first career victory against a top-10 player, eliminating 10th-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-3, 7-6 (2) at the French Open on Tuesday. The 21st-seeded Errani entered the day having lost all 28 previous matches against players ranked in the WTA's top 10. She got off to a good start by breaking 2011 U...

Errani Stuns Stosur to Gain French Open Final

  For the third year in a row an Italian woman has made the French Open final. Twenty-first seed Sara Errani of Italy upset sixth-seed Sam Stosur of Australia 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 on Thursday in Paris to reach her first major singles final. Italy’s Francesca Schiavone won  Roland Garros in 2010 and was a finalist in 2011. Errani who had already knocked out two former French Open champions...

US Open champ Stosur beats US teen at French Open

U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur held on to beat unseeded American teenager Sloane Stephens 7-5, 6-4 Sunday to reach the French Open quarterfinals. The sixth-seeded Stosur appeared to have the match well in hand when she jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the second set. But the 19-year-old Stephens broke the Australian twice in a row to get within 5-4, before Stosur broke back to end it...

French Open Women’s Semifinals Preview

Samantha Stosur vs Sara Errani Wow. That’s the only word you can really say about Stosur’s semifinal match. Just wow. After the match, Dominika Cibulkova compared Sam Stosur to a man playing tennis. And no, that’s not an insult. Stosur plays an absolute power game and when she is hitting the ball hard, cleanly, and accurately, there really isn’t much anyone on the women...

Cibulkova: Stosur 'plays like a man'

Sam Stosur's most recently vanquished French Open opponent has sent an ominous warning to anyone crossing the Australian's path, saying she "plays like a man." Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova was awestruck by Stosur's kick serve and ripping topspin during a 6-4, 6-1 win by the No. 6 seed in their quarterfinal Tuesday. "She played unbelievable today,"...

Sharapova will meet Errani in final

Maria Sharapova reached her first French Open final and reclaimed the No. 1 ranking by beating fourth-seeded Petra Kvitova 6-3, 6-3 Thursday, moving one victory from completing a career Grand Slam. The second-seeded Sharapova lost her two previous Roland Garros semifinals. She'll face 21st-seeded Sara Errani of Italy on Saturday with a chance to add to major championships she...

Sam Stosur defeats Sloane Stephens to set up quarterfinal meeting against Dominika Cibulkova

By Melinda Samson, Special for Tennis Grandstand Prior to Sunday’s fourth round match at Roland Garros, Sam Stosur had never played against 19-year-old, 70th ranked Sloane Stephens from America. Like Stosur, Stephens had not lost a set during her first three matches. But unlike Stosur, this was the first time Stephens had made it through to the second week of a grand slam....

Stosur and Errani Gain Semifinal Berths at French Open

For the third time in four years Australia’s Samantha Stosur has made the semifinals of the French Open. The US Open champion defeated Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 6-4, 6-1 on Tuesday in Paris. Stosur, who has won all of her Roland Garros matches this year in straight sets. Stosur won 13 of 14 points trailing 0-1, love-40 in the second set to take complete control of the match...

Sam Stosur blasts pass Dominika Cibulkova to reach Roland Garros semifinals for third time

By Melinda Samson, Special for Tennis Grandstand Sam Stosur and Dominika Cibulkova both have good records at Roland Garros as each player reached the semifinals in 2009 and Stosur went one better as runner-up in 2010. Prior to their quarterfinal meeting at the French Open, Stosur won the only match they have ever played against each other back in 2009. To reach this stage of...

French Open 2012 – Day 10 Results

ROLAND GARROS Paris, France May 27-June 10, 2012 Grand Slam Red Clay/Outdoors Results – Tuesday, June 5, 2012 Singles – Quarterfinals (6) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. (15) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 64 61 (21) Sara Errani (ITA) d. (10) Angelique Kerber (GER) 63 76(2) Doubles – Quarterfinals (5) Hlavackova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE) d. (2) Peschke/Srebotnik (CZE/SLO) 61 57 76(4) (7) Kirilenko...
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