Strasbourg Gallery: Sloane's First Semi
Sloane Stephens has broken new ground while Francesca Schiavone has resurrected her year.
Published May 24, 2012 12:00
It didn't take too much time for the drama to start at the Internationaux de Strasbourg.
Pauline Parmentier pulled off a big upset straight away against No.1 seed Sabine Lisicki.
Pauline Parmentier, a two-time champion on the WTA, met the press after her big upset.
Sloane Stephens had a tough battle with Top 20 player Maria Kirilenko in her opening match.
But the American teenager advanced when the Russian had to retire with an ankle injury.
Virginie Razzano edged fellow veteran Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez in the first round.
Francesca Schiavone came to Strasbourg with a dismal 2-7 clay court record on the season.
A former French Open champion, Francesca Schiavone has definitely found her game this week.
Francesca Schiavone has lost a total of nine games in three rounds to make the semifinals.
Anabel Medina Garrigues made it to the quarterfinals but fell to a former World No.11...
Playing the kind of tennis that once saw her at No.11, Alize Cornet battled into the semis.
Sloane Stephens also battled into the semis, in fact it is her first career WTA semifinal.