Victorious Schiavone achieves first for Italy (2)

09:28, June 02, 2010      

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Schiavone won with steady, sometimes looping groundstrokes, limiting errors while mixing the pace to keep Wozniacki off-balance. Rallies sometimes became moonball exchanges reminiscent of the wooden-racquet era.

Schiavone played serve and volley to win the next-to-last point. After she slammed an overhead winner on her final shot, she leaped, raised her arms with a scream and lifted her racquet over her head in jubilation

Schiavone broke serve six times, won 13 of 16 points when she reached the net and enjoyed a 25-10 edge in winners.

Wozniacki, at 19, was the tournament's youngest quarterfinalist. She was playing in her second Grand Slam quarterfinal after reaching the US Open final last year.

Other women's quarterfinal cation on Wednesday sees No 1 Serena Williams play No 7 Sam Stosur, fresh off an upset over four-time champion Justine Henin 2-6, 6-1, 6-4. That ended Henin's streak of 24 consecutive victories at Roland Garros since her most recent defeat in 2004.

Williams beat No 18 Shahar Peer 6-2, 6-2.

No 4 Jelena Jankovic will next face unseeded Yaroslava Shvedova. Jankovic defeated No 23 Daniela Hantuchova 6-4, 6-2, and Shvedova became a Grand Slam quarterfinalist for the first time by beating wild card Jarmila Groth 6-4, 6-3.

Source:China Daily

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