4 Jun 2010

Australian-Italian women's final in Paris

1:08 pm on 4 June 2010

It'll be an Australia-Italy women's tennis final at the French Open in Paris.

Australia's Samantha Stosur needed only an hour to blow away the fourth seed Jelena Jankovic 6-1 6-2, while the Italian Francesca Schiavone won a tie-breaker first set against Elena Dementieva before the Russian forfeited the match because of injury.

Stosur, the seventh seed, knocked out both Justine Henin and the world number one Serena Williams on her way through to the semi-finals, and the 26-year-old says she's ready to win the title.

29-year-old Schiavone has played in every Grand Slam tournament since 2000, but this is the first time she's progressed beyond the quarter-finals.