Day 10: Williams Overcomes Kuznetsova’s Scare, Returns to the Semi Final of the French Open.

Williams fought back to Defeat Kuznetsova.
Williams fought back to Defeat Kuznetsova.

Serena Williams returned to the French Open semi-final after four consecutive losses at the quarter-final stage of the same championship since 2003.

It wasn’t a walk in the park for the superstar tennis player as former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova pushed her all the way in the second set, on her way to a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 triumph in the Court Suzzane Lenglen.

Williams dropped just a solitary game in the opening set, yet Kuznetsova, the 2009 champion, rallied thereafter and, after leveling the contest, raced into a 2-0 lead in the deciding set.

But the 2002 French Open champion Williams reeled off five consecutive games before eventually claiming victory with a forehand winner.

The top seed will be up against Italian Sara Errani in the semi-final following the fifth seed victory of Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska.

Last year’s Roland Garros finalist Errani continued her fine form at the French Open with a scrappy 6-4, 7-6 (8-6) victory over 4th seed Radwanska.

The second set of the contest alone featured eight breaks of serve as the 26-year-old Italian recorded her first ever victory over a top-five player which came on her 81st match.


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