Schiavone leaves it all on the court

Originally Published: June 1, 2011
By Kamakshi Tandon | Special to ESPN.com

PARIS -- Who says? That was the message sent with each fist-pump, each arm raised in triumph at the end of the women's quarterfinals.

Who says I can't defend my title, asks Francesca Schiavone. She is still here, hitting with the same joy and abandon that carried her to victory last year. Three easy wins, then two roller coasters to reach the semifinals. Schiavone is closer to a repeat than she expected after a lackluster lead-up, but now she is the most accomplished clay-court player left.

"I ...

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