2 Jun 2009

Stosur reaches French Open Quarters

11:28 am on 2 June 2009

Samantha Stosur has stormed her way into the quarter-finals at the French Open, the first Australian woman to do so in 21 years.

Stosur saw off Frenchwoman Virginie Razzano 6-1 6-2 in their fourth-round clash, making her the first Australian woman to reach the last eight at the Open since Nicole Provis in 1988.

Waiting for Stosur in the quarter-finals will be 19-year-old Romanian world No.41 Sorana Cirstea, who earlier had a surprise win over Serbia's former world No.1 Jelena Jankovic.

The 25-year-old Stosur's win against Razzano marks her best ever performance at a grand slam, surpassing her previous pinnacle of making the fourth-round at the Australian Open in 2006.