Francesca Schiavone upset third- seeded Caroline Wozniacki at the French Open to become the first Italian to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam for 56 years. Fifth seed Elena Dementieva beat Nadia Petrova in three sets.
Melanie Oudin -- you remember her, right? -- is tired of discussing the best time of her tennis life. But good manners, not to mention a heavy dose of media training, dictate that she breathe deep, smile wide and regale the inquisitors with just how great it was to make a name for herself at last year’s U.S. Open .
Melanie Oudin is headed back to the U.S. Open with added weight on her shoulders and a warning: Don’t expect a replay of last year’s surprising run to the quarterfinals, no matter what her sneakers say.