Ladies take centre stage at Roland Garros
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Elena Dementieva and Jelena Jankovic bid for another crack at grand-slam glory as they take on Italy’s Francesca Schiavone and Australia’s Samantha Stosur (pictured) in the semi-finals of the French Open.
Russia’s Elena Dementieva is hoping to make the final of the French Open for the first time since her 2004 trouncing at the hands of fellow Russian Anastasia Myskina.She faces gritty Italian Francesca Schiavone, who ousted third-seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in the quarter-finals. Dementieva has won six of their ten previous encounters, but she will be wary of the Italian’s fondness for clay courts.
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