French Open Women’s final

Francesca Schiavone emerged as the winner of French Open Women’s final on Saturday. Francesca Schiavone, 29, beat her tough opponent Australian Samantha Stosur 6-4 7-6 (7/2) to become the first Italian woman to win a grand slam. Schiavone took one hour and 38 minutes to break the heart of Stosur on Philippe Chatrier Court. Australian Evonne Goolagong was the winner of Wimbledon in 1980 and seventh seed Stosur was the first lady who was able to reach in grand slam final after 30 years for her country but she didn’t manage to beat her opponent. Margaret Scriven won the French Open title in 1933 and she was not ranked in top 10 and now Schiavone, 17th seed, achieved the same target after 77 years.

Schiavone said,

“I always watched every final of this tournament and I know what the big champions say. I want to thank everybody. I felt amazing today. I feel a real champion and I’m very, very happy.”

Samantha Stosur says Schiavone is a great tennis player and a great human being as well. Stosur added that her performance was good but Schiavone played brilliantly and she deserved the win. Stosur was able to beat Schiavone four times out of their previous five meetings. Congratulations to Francesca Schiavone on her success!