Olympic tennis champion Elena Dementieva pulled out of Wimbledon because of an injury, according to a statement on her website.
Women’s tennis will have a new Grand Slam champion when Samantha Stosur and Francesca Schiavone meet in the French Open final.
Francesca Schiavone became the first Italian woman to reach the finals of a Grand Slam tennis tournament when Russia’s Elena Dementieva quit their match.
Former champion Maria Sharapova was one game away from elimination before coming back to beat Garbine Muguruza and move to her fourth straight French Open tennis semifinal.
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.
Roger Federer has broken almost every record and won every title in tennis, except one: an Olympic gold medal in singles.