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Is this Sara Errani's year?
Sara Errani has a shot at winning this years French Open. For every match she plays, the pressure is on the opponent to win the match. No one wants to lose to a 21 seed in the semifinals. Or the finals.
For Errani, she's just happy to be this far into the tournament. But I'm sure she realizes the potential to steal a few more wins and capture her first French Open title.
The road isn't exactly tough, either. She knocked off No. 10 Andrea Kerber today and has a date with Australian Samantha Sostur, who isn't exacly a lock for anything at this point.
Errani has the mental toughness to outlast more physically gifted opponents, having just beaten Kerber in a second set tiebreaker. And she's a great all-court player, so while she doesn't do anything particularly amazing, she's pretty good at all areas.
She'll likely have to go through Maria Sharapova if she wants to win it all in Paris, but Sharapova isn't at the top of her game anymore and shouldn't be considered the overwhelming favorite.
The door is wide open. Errani is knocking. This could be her year.