The French Open tennis results stunned everyone in the quarterfinals. However, French Open tennis hasn’t had shocking results for the semifinals yet. There have been a few twists and turns, but after Roger Federer and the Williams sisters were upset, there’s not much else that can surprise anyone. No heavy favorites are left, so the men’s and women’s championships are both wide open. Yet, after today’s French Open tennis results, there will be only two finalists left in each bracket.
The women already have their finalists set, although both semifinal matches were brief in different ways. First, Francesca Schiavone became the first Italian Grand Slam finalist in the Open era, and only needed one set to do it. After beating Elena Dementieva in a first set tiebreaker, she won the match when Dementieva retired with a torn calf muscle.
The French Open tennis results for yesterday’s second match were almost as easy for Samantha Stosur. After beating Justine Henin and Serena Williams, Stosur breezed past the highest seed left, Jelena Jankovic. The 6-1, 6-2 win makes Stosur the heavy favorite for tomorrow’s final, although that is unfamiliar territory for her in this tournament.
The men’s semifinals started today, with another giant killer taking the court. After beating Roger Federer, Robin Soderling looked to reach the finals for the second year in a row. But the French Open tennis results almost had him as an upset victim, against Tomas Berdych.
Soderling fell down, two sets to one, but convincingly swept the last two sets. The 6-3, 3-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 victory puts Soderling into the final match at Roland Garros again. But this time, Soderling may be given a fighting chance, even if he faces Rafael Nadal.
For Nadal, French Open tennis results always favored him, until he lost to Soderling last year. He may be able to pay him back on Sunday, and get the No. 1 ranking back at the same time. But first, he has to beat Jurgen Meltzer, though Nadal has already won the first set, 6-2.
The final weekend of the tournament starts tomorrow – and if Nadal wins, only one of the last four singles players will have been expected to be there. Stosur and Soderling are mostly responsible, as they shook the French Open tennis results up after a predictable opening.
But now Stosur has become the giant, while Soderling could have to beat Federer and Nadal in the same tournament. He couldn’t do it in 2009, yet things may be different a year later. However, Nadal has to win today first, and then they have to wait until Sunday. For tomorrow, the French Open tennis results will center around crowning a brand new women’s champion.
ESPN- “Which first-timer is primed to win?”
USA TODAY- “Soderling tops Berdych, lands in French Open final again”
Roland Garros – The 2010 French Open