2015 French Open: Serena Williams, Lucie Safarova meet in women’s singles final
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 05, 2015 02:24 PM
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Women’s number one seed Serena Williams and 13th seed Lucie Safarova clinched their spot in the 2015 French Open women’s singles final after scoring semifinal victories in day 12 at the Stade Roland Garros.
Williams, who dropped the first set to 23rd seed Timea Bacsinszky, came back to take the next two sets, ultimately ending the Swiss semifinalist’s impressive French Open run.
After dethroning defending champion Maria Sharapova in the fourth round, Safarova turned in yet another upset win, sweeping seventh seed Ana Ivanovic to earn a seat in the final.
Can Williams claim her third French Open title, or will Safarova score one more gigantic upset?
In the doubles side of things, American Mike Bryan could be looking at two doubles titles after winning the mixed doubles tournament with Bethanie Mattek-Sands, and then booking a men’s doubles finals appearance with brother Bob Bryan.
Bryan and Mattek-Sands defeated Lucie Hradecka and Marcin Matkowski to claim 2015 French Open mixed doubles honors, while the Bryan brothers beat out Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini in the men’s doubles semis.
The Bryan brothers advance to the finals against Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo.
2015 French Open Day 12 Results:
Court Philippe Chatrier
Men's Doubles Semifinals: Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan def. Simone Bolelli/Fabio Fognini (6–3, 6–3)
Women's Singles Semifinals: Lucie Šafářová def. Ana Ivanovic (7–5, 7–5)
Women's Singles Semifinals: Serena Williams def. Timea Bacsinszky (4–6, 6–3, 6–0)
Court Suzanne Lenglen
Women's Legends Doubles: Kim Clijsters/Martina Navratilova def. Conchita Martínez/Anastasia Myskina (7–5, 6–3)
Men's Doubles Semifinals: Ivan Dodig/Marcelo Melo def. Jean-Julien Rojer/Horia Tecău (6–3, 7–5)
Men's Legends U-45 Doubles: Juan Carlos Ferrero/Carlos Moyá def. Michael Chang/Goran Ivanišević (6–3, 6–3)
Mixed Doubles Final: States Bethanie Mattek-Sands/ Mike Bryan def. Lucie Hradecká/Marcin Matkowski (7–6(7–3), 6–1)
Women's Legends Doubles: Lindsay Davenport/ Mary Joe Fernández def. Marion Bartoli/Iva Majoli (6–3, 6–3)
Men's Legends O- 45 Doubles: Guy Forget/ Henri Leconte def. Mikael Pernfors/ Mats Wilander (6–2, 7–6(9–7))
Men's Legends U- 45 Doubles: Arnaud Clément/ Nicolas Escudé def. Yevgeny Kafelnikov/ Andrei Medvedev (6–4, 7–5)