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Veteran Stosur beats Pironkova to reach French Open semis


  • Tennis
  • Thursday, 2 Jun 2016

PARIS (Reuters) - Australian veteran Sam Stosur battled into her fourth French Open semi-final on Wednesday, beating 102nd-ranked Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova in straight sets after a dramatic tiebreak turnaround.

Pironkova, keeping Stosur on the move early on with powerful backhand groundstrokes to both wings while the number 21 seed's signature forehand often misfired, came close to taking a grip on the match when she held three break points for a 5-2 lead in the first set.

   

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