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By Romana Cvitkovic
Italian tennis player Francesca Schiavone has a lot to celebrate after winning the Internationaux de Strasbourg over French wildcard Alize Cornet, 6-4, 6-4. It had been two years since Schiavone’s last title at the 2010 French Open and her first final since last year’s French Open.
Going in to today’s final, the expected winner was Schiavone as she had won the last six meetings against Cornet, but the French player’s recent resurgence in Stuttgart and making the finals here in Strasbourg proved the final would be a battle. Both players earned the much-needed boost in their careers this week.
“In this tournament, in the most important moments, I was there. It has been a long time since I’ve felt that,” Schiavone said after the final. “It’s a great feeling and I want to keep going this way. I’m happy again. I’m feeling the sensation of fighting and feeling the pain, and really enjoying my game again.”
Although Cornet’s sole title came in Budapest in 2008, she e
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Francesca Schiavone beat Sloane Stephens of the United States 7-5, 6-1 on Friday to reach the Strasbourg International final, where she will play Alize Cornet of France.
The second-seeded Italian dropped her own serve three times, but broke Stephens' serve six times.
Schiavone, the 2010 French Open champion bids for her fifth career title against Cornet, who rallied to beat...
By Romana Cvitkovic
Tennis Grandstand photographer Rick Gleijm is in Strasbourg, France covering the WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg tournament live all week. The singles and doubles finals are set and will feature Italian Francesca Schiavone against Alize Cornet, and the number 1 doubles seed of Nicole Grandin and Vladimira Uhlirova taking on number two seed Olga Govortsova...
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Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland captured her 10th career title by capturing the Brussels Open defeating Simona Halep of Romania 7-5, 6-0.
“On clay I think I need longer to warm up, not just the five minutes before the match,” said Radwanska. “At the end I won...
INTERNATIONAUX DE STRASBOURG
May 21-26, 2012
Results – Friday, May 25, 2012
Singles – Semifinals
(2) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. Sloane Stephens (USA) 75 61
(WC) Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 46 61 63
Doubles – Semifinals
(1) Grandin/Uhlirova (RSA/CZE) d. (4) Babos/Hsieh (HUN/TPE) 06 62 1210 (Match...