Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Schiavone and Dementieva advance to French Open semifinals
Schiavone also held her serve better, and played so aggressively, she controlled most of the rallies. She hit 25 winners, and broke Wozniacki six times. The rain and cold weather did not appear to bother Schiavone, who put on a clay court clinic while Wozniacki struggled to find a way into the match.
In the other quarterfinal, two injured Russian veterans who have known each other for years fought the cold conditions as their thighs ached and the rain fell. Both players had their thighs taped. By the third set, Petrova was limping, and it was clear that she was playing for the sake of not quitting. Dementieva defeated her 2-6, 6-2, 6-0. Despite her pain, the 5th seed played very well in the last two sets.