The Italian, who will travel to the Olympics alongside Vinci as favourite to take the doubles title, continues a dream season by going through to the Roland Garros semi-finals.
Italy’s Sara Errani is enjoying what is undoubtedly the best year of her professional career so far and has now reached the semi-finals of Roland Garros, her first Grand Slam semi-final. After totting up three singles titles (Acapulco, Barcelona Ladies Open and Budapest), two in doubles (Mutua Madrid Open and Rome, alongside Roberta Vinci) and sealing her ticket to the Olympics, where she will enter the doubles competition (again alongside Vinci) as a favourite to win, Errani has defeated Angelique Kerber (10th seed) 6-3, 7-6 to reach the semi-finals in Paris.
Her semi-final opponent will be Samantha Stosur, who eased past Dominika Cibulkova 4-6, 1-6 and is now just a match away from a second Roland Garros final, having already competed in the last round in 2010, falling on that occasion to Francesca Schiavone. This year it is another Italian who will be looking to deny her her moment of glory.
Tomorrow will see the other two quarter-final clashes which will be: Yaroslava Shvedova – Petra Kvitova and Kaia Kanepi – Maria Sharapova.