Samantha Stosur Upsets Serena Williams
First it was Roger Federer, now it’s Serena Williams. Now both number 1 seeds in the singles tournament of the French Open 2010 has been eliminated.
Samantha Stosur of Australia pulled an upset victory against top-seeded Serena Williams in the quarterfinals of the French Open, 6-2, 6-7 (2), 8-6.
After pounding away at Williams from the baseline, it was a pair of running, cross-court shots – first a forehand, then a backhand – that broke Williams and shifted momentum for the final time.
Stosur, the seventh seed, served for the match. She had the same chance in the second set and could not close, but did not let the opportunity pass again.
Stosur will play No. 4 Jelena Jankovic on Thursday. Jankovic glided past unseeded Yaroslava Shvedova, 7-5, 6-4.
For Williams, the French Open will remain the only Grand Slam she has not won at least three times. Her sole victory here came in 2002, and she had not reached the semifinals since 2003.