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Schiavone to face Dementieva in semis

Updated: June 2, 2010, 2:54 AM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- After Francesca Schiavone became the first Italian woman to reach the French Open semifinals since 1954, she collapsed face-down on center court and kissed the clay.

Schiavone upset No. 3-seeded Caroline Wozniacki in Tuesday's quarterfinals 6-2, 6-3. Seeded 17th, Schiavone is the first Italian woman to reach the semifinals at any Grand Slam tournament in the Open era, which began in 1968.

"I'll tell you the truth: I can't grasp the historical nature of what I did," Schiavone ...

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