By Mike McIntyre
Elena Dementieva won an all-Russian quarter-final battle against Nadia Petrova today in Paris 2-6, 6-2, 6-0. Dementieva improves to 8-7 against Petrova and will face Francesca Schiavone in the semi-finals. Schiavone advances to her first Slam semi-final after defeating third seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-3.
Anyone starting to get the feeling that this could be Dementieva's tournament? I like her chances on clay against Serena Williams, who is the favorite to advance to the finals in the top-half of the women's draw. Williams has not won the French since 2002.