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03/06/2010 Francesca Schiavone became the first Italian woman to reach a Grand Slam final after Elena Dementieva pulled out of their French Open semi-final with an injury. Schiavone had just taken first set tie-break to lead 7-6 (7-3) on Court Philippe Chatrier when the Russian called it quits, and the 17th seed will play Jelena Jankovic or Sam Stosur in Saturday's final. Picture shows a drop shot from Schiavone.
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    03/06/2010 Francesca Schiavone became the first Italian woman to reach a Grand Slam final after Elena Dementieva pulled out of their French Open semi-final with an injury. Schiavone had just taken first set tie-break to lead 7-6 (7-3) on Court Philippe Chatrier when the Russian called it quits, and the 17th seed will play Jelena Jankovic or Sam Stosur in Saturday's final. Picture shows a drop shot from Schiavone.
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