In a day of upsets, Venus and Serena Williams asserted themselves and established themselves as big favorites to gain the finals.
Former number ones Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin joined second seed Venus Williams in the third round on Wednesday.
When Samantha Stosur plays tennis, it is poetry in motion. There’s a beautiful, confident competitor with all the snappy trimmings, an up and down storyline with an ending that is inconclusive but on the horizon.
Rezai reached her highest ranking of sixteen prior to the French Open and on the heels of her impressive win at the Madrid Open.
Francesca Schiavone won the only set she needed and then Samantha Stosur crushed Jalena Jankovic to complete the championship pairing nobody expected.
In a stunning reversal, Samantha Stosur outplayed Serena Williams in the clutch and joins fourth seed Jalena Jankovic in the semifinals at Roland Garros.
Samantha Stosur downed heavily favored Justine Henin and Nicolas Almagro polished off a hard serving Fernando Verdasco to complete the quarterfinal pairings in Pairs.
In a weekend of startling upsets, the final French player retired after just one set while 3rd seeded Andy Murray was eliminated and 2nd seeded Venus Williams suffered an unexpected setback in the women’s division.
Rafa Nadal and Justine Henin, the two best clay court players in their divisions, powered to first round wins as other in-form players strutted their stuff on Tuesday.
Roger Federer and Serena Williams are the top seeds but Rafa Nadal and Justine Henin are the bookmaker favorites to win this year’s French Open.