Contact Us

The French Open Women’s Final is set Between Li Na and Francesca Schiavone

The women’s final at the French Open is set as Li Na is back in a Grand Slam final, reaching her second straight major championship match by defeating Maria Sharapova 6-4, 7-5 on Thursday. Li became the first

Clive Brunskill, Getty Images
Li Na(Clive Brunskill, Getty Images)

Chinese player to reach a Grand Slam final this year in Melbourne, as she finished as the runner-up at the Australian Open.

In Saturday’s final Li will face the defending champion Francesca Schiavone, who defeated the 11th ranked Marion Bartoli of France 6-3, 6-3 to reach the French Open Final.  The fifth-seeded Schiavone became the first Italian woman to win a Grand Slam singles title when she won last season’s French Open.

The two finalists are a combined 60 years, 79 days in age, making I the oldest women’s Grand Slam final since Wimbledon in 1998, when Jana Novotna beat Nathalie Tauziat. If Schiavone were to win she would become the first woman over 30 to win a Grand Slam title since Martina Navratilova was 33 and won Wimbledon in 1990.

Clive Brunskill, Getty Images
Francesca Schiavone (Clive Brunskill, Getty Images)

More From The Fan

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://1340thefan.com using your Facebook account.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on SportsRadio 1340 The Fan quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on SportsRadio 1340 The Fan quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!