Francesca Schiavone and Li Na are Roland Garros 2011 finalists

Here we go again, two players pretty much no one was talking about in the lead-up to the French Open are now in the final of the claycourt Grand Slam - Francesca Schiavone and...

Pavlyuchenkova allows Schiavone to run into Roland Garros semis

First-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova looked to be following up her upset of world No.3 Vera Zvonareva with an upset of defending champion Francesca Schiavone when the score was 6-1 4-1 for the...

Francesca Schiavone works her way into Roland Garros quarterfinals

Defending champion Francesca Schiavone resisted the challenge of Jelena Jankovic and advanced to the quarterfinals of Roland Garros. On her tournament debut ten years ago she reached the quarterfinals, and together with her last...

Gisela Dulko upsets Sam Stosur in French Open third round

Both last year’s finalists were in action today. Defending champion Francesca Schiavone had an easy progress into the fourth round, as her opponent Peng Shuai retired with breathing problems at 6-3 1-2 (Schiavone won...

Reigning champion Francesca Schiavone breezes into round two

Italian fifth seed Francesca Schiavone began the defence of her French Open crown with a confident 6-2 6-0 victory over world No.88 Melanie Oudin. The 19-year-old American, who became famous during her 2009 Wimbledon and...

Preview for the women’s side of Roland Garros 2011

Roland Garros 2011 has been awaited as a big occasion for world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki to win her maiden Grand Slam, or as a venue where Kim Clijsters will reassert the dominance of the...

Wozniacki progresses past Schiavone for Brussels final

The semifinal encounter of world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki and reigning French Open champion Francesca Schiavone was not interesting only because all eyes are on Wozniacki's clay play ahead of the French Open and because...

Clay warm-up starts with loss for Francesca Schiavone

World No.4 Francesca Schiavone skipped last weekend's Fed Cup action in order to start the clay court season fresh and prepared so that she can give her best in defending the French Open title,...

Wozniacki loses Monte Carlo exhibition to Schiavone

Straight from winning the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, Caroline Wozniacki rushed to Monte Carlo for an exhibition match at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters with the 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone. The Danish...

Dokic stuns top seed Schiavone in Kuala Lumpur

Jelena Dokic recorded her first Top 5 victory in eight years by coming from a set down and beating fifth-ranked Francesca Schiavone 2-6 7-6(1) 6-4 in the first round of the Malaysian Open. The...
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