Top-seeded Serena Williams cruised to the finals at Roland Garros on Wednesday, beating former finalist Sara Errani 6-1, 6-3 in the quarterfinals. Williams blew her opponent within 27 minutes in the first set, while seeking her 20th Grand Slam. The 17th seed Italian, finalist of the 2012 edition, though managed to resist for more minutes in the second set.
“I’m not putting too much pressure on myself… I’m surprised I’m still in the tournament, so this is really cool for me,” said the American, who won in 66 minutes after dropping 4 match points.
Timea Bacsinszky made it to her first Grand-Slam semifinal on Wednesday defeating Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium 6-4, 7-5 on Court Suzanne Lenglen. The 23rd seed is the first Swiss player to play a Grand Slam semifinal since Patty Schnyder at the 2004 Australian Open. Bacsinszky will now face Serena Williams in the semifinals.
“it’s just incredible,” Bacsinszky said after winning the tie.
Top-seeded doubles pair Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza bowed out to Czech player Lucie Safarova playing alongside American Bethanie Mattek-Sands in court No 1 in straight sets, 7-5 6-2.
Safarova has also reached the singles semifinals, and shall play against former champion Ana Ivanovic.