Google Down the Line!: PHOTO OP: Kiss the clay

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

PHOTO OP: Kiss the clay

"This won't taste so good later."

Congrats to Francesca Schiavone who became the first Italian lady baller to reach a Grand Slam semifinal in the Open Era when she upset third-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-3 at Roland Garros today. She used great variety throughout the match, came to the net with success (making 13 of 16 attempts) and never gave the Dane much pace to work with.

She'll face Elena Dementieva, who beat compatriot Nadia Petrova 2-6, 6-2, 6-0, for a spot in the final.

I loved her reaction after the big win - all smiles with a kiss to the clay. Perfection.

P.S. Welcome to the Top 10 Fran!

[Photo(s): Getty Images]

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