French Open Tennis 2011: 10 Reasons Francesca Schiavone Can Repeat

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French Open Tennis 2011: 10 Reasons Francesca Schiavone Can Repeat
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In the 2010 French Open, Italian veteran Francesca Schiavone emerged out of nowhere to capture her first career grand slam. After Sam Stosur knocked out Justine Henin and Serena Williams in back to back rounds, a real opportunity was given to Schiavone and others. She jumped on the chance like she'd been planning it for years, playing the match of her life in the final to defeat Sam Stosur.

The No. 5 seed is now looking to win back-to-back French Open titles. After her third round opponent Shuai Peng retired with upper respiratory problems in the second set, she is one step closer to that goal.

The following is a list of 10 reasons she can make it come to fruition.

 

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