Francesca Schiavone fell to the court after becoming the first Italian woman to win a Grand Slam tennis title, then rolled over to kiss the red clay.
Defending champion Francesca Schiavone and Li Na won in straight sets to advance to the final of tennis’s French Open in Paris.
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.
French Open champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy defeated Ayumi Morita of Japan in straight sets at the U.S. Open.
Andy Murray will start the defense of his Wimbledon title against Belgium’s 104th-ranked David Goffin and could meet men’s top seed Novak Djokovic for a spot in the Wimbledon finals.
Francesca Schiavone upset third- seeded Caroline Wozniacki at the French Open to become the first Italian to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam since 1954.
Varvara Lepchenko of the U.S. defeated 2010 champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy in the third round of tennis’s French Open.
Third-seeded Victoria Azarenka beat Italy’s Francesca Schiavone in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals of tennis’s French Open.