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Francesca reaches her first ever Grand Slam Semifinal taking out world #3 Caroline Wozniacki!!!


























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As I said in the WTA thread, Schiavone was awesome today, just as she has been all tournament, so impressive to watch and a lesson in claycourt tennis today. Good on you and your girl mate :)
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As I said in the WTA thread, Schiavone was awesome today, just as she has been all tournament, so impressive to watch and a lesson in claycourt tennis today. Good on you and your girl mate :)

Yeah, it was a great day to be a Francesca fan. She really dominated that match like no other match I've seen her play. Very proud of my girl  :)
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Ayuh, she was solid today.  Would love to see her tune up her serve a wee bit for the next match though.
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Ayuh, she was solid today.  Would love to see her tune up her serve a wee bit for the next match though.

Yeah, definitely not a strength... go figure.  :lmao:

But I did love the way she controlled her service games late in each set. She gave nothing away and finished strong. In the end, serving out for your first ever SF--and doing it in impressive fashion--was HUGE for a WTAer in general, and Francesca personally.

Great stuff! :thumbs-up:
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Agreed.  Serving doesn't seem to be a priority for many on the WTA lest their name end with W***iams.
She did a nice job maintaining her nerve.
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Good showing from your girl Schiavone, Babbs!! Hope she continues with this all the way! :) Good to see a veteran not relying on her power alone, doing so well  :)


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Another really good thing for Schiavone and you Babble is despite what happens from here on in, Schiavone will just about reach the top 10 or be on the verge of it after this week. As the 900 points she's got right now(defending just round 1 last year) will just put her in the top 10, may be a couple of players ahead of her now who move up with nore points gained here but at the same time we've got Victoria, Kuznetsova and Safina all dropping huge points and falling right out of the top 10. So it seems almost certain Schiavone will go into the top 10 and if she wins tomorrow then that's a guarantee then. If she reaches the Final she'll be around number 7!
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Another really good thing for Schiavone and you Babble is despite what happens from here on in, Schiavone will just about reach the top 10 or be on the verge of it after this week. As the 900 points she's got right now(defending just round 1 last year) will just put her in the top 10, may be a couple of players ahead of her now who move up with nore points gained here but at the same time we've got Victoria, Kuznetsova and Safina all dropping huge points and falling right out of the top 10. So it seems almost certain Schiavone will go into the top 10 and if she wins tomorrow then that's a guarantee then. If she reaches the Final she'll be around number 7!

Yes! They did say that she'll get Top 10 for the first time in her career. I think they said she'll be #10.
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Another really good thing for Schiavone and you Babble is despite what happens from here on in, Schiavone will just about reach the top 10 or be on the verge of it after this week. As the 900 points she's got right now(defending just round 1 last year) will just put her in the top 10, may be a couple of players ahead of her now who move up with nore points gained here but at the same time we've got Victoria, Kuznetsova and Safina all dropping huge points and falling right out of the top 10. So it seems almost certain Schiavone will go into the top 10 and if she wins tomorrow then that's a guarantee then. If she reaches the Final she'll be around number 7!

Yes! They did say that she'll get Top 10 for the first time in her career. I think they said she'll be #10.

Thats what I had worked out but didn't want to say it was definite until I heard it confirmed.
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Francesca advances to 2010 Roland Garros Final!!! Brava Bella Donna!!!

















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Huge congratulations to Schiavone on this amazing achievement and Babble mate I'm made up for you to be seeing your girl reach such an amazing point in her career. She just set out today that she just wouldn't be beaten and fully deserves this Final. Going higher up those rankings Babble as well! if she wins I think she'll be upto number 6!! that's insane ain't it  :scared:
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Huge congratulations to Schiavone on this amazing achievement and Babble mate I'm made up for you to be seeing your girl reach such an amazing point in her career. She just set out today that she just wouldn't be beaten and fully deserves this Final. Going higher up those rankings Babble as well! if she wins I think she'll be upto number 6!! that's insane ain't it  :scared:

 :rofl_2:  From #17 to #6 would be stoopid insane, indeed. In any event, it's been an incredible run, beating three seeds, including #3 Wozniacki and #5 Dementieva, along the way.
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2010 Roland Garros Final
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) def. Samantha Stosur (AUS) 6-4, 7-6(2)


Francesca will be ranked #6, and there will be 2 Italians ranked inside the Top 10 for the first time in history!














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Time to bust out the Azzurri uniform, a bottle of chianti, and take a victory lap around Uptown!
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Favola Schiavone: Parigi e tua!

an inspiring person.
perfect game plan
everything she tried, it worked.
perfect tactically, unbelievable.
serve extremely well, impressive
great victory speech
nice to see the drama queen Mary Pierce, 10 years after her title.
backhand crosscourt was the key
stosur nervous in the big points, missed a lot, too many ue, she was not moving well.
Schiavone was dancing and a master of how to come to the net.
and the bachand is so beautiful.
WHAT A DISPLAY!

FORZA FRANCESCA! FELICIDADES CAMPEONA! CHAPEAU!  :gleam:

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I've said a lot in the WTA thread but here huge congratulations to Francesca for winning Roland Garros and producing such an excellent performance today and all tournament. And Babble mate I'm made up for you and know just how happy you will be now and for a very long time :)
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Thank you conchita and Chris! :crying:

Bab y Fanci  :wub:

Fran first caught my fancy in a night match in Arthur Ashe during the 2004 US Open against Amelie Mauresmo, a match in which Amelie won easily in straight sets, but Francesca "wowed" the crowd with her road-runner play and humorous expressions. :applause:

2005 Roland Garros


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I got some for you too Babble :) 2008 Roland Garros and 'THAT' 2009 match at the US Open vs Victoria.....















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Great pictures of a new grand slam champion! :) Love the ones at Court 2 in Roland Garros with Flavia!
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