What's Happening Friday
NBC's tape-delayed coverage of the men's semifinals begins at 11 a.m. ET and runs through 5 p.m. The Tennis Channel is airing replays of both matches from 5 through midnight.
In the first semifinal, No. 15-seeded Tomas Berdych faces No. 5 Robin Soderling (at 1 p.m. local time), while No. 2 Rafael Nadal meets No. 22 Jurgen Melzer approximately 30 minutes afterward.
Also, the top-seeded team of Venus and Serena Williams meets Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik in the women's doubles final sometime after 3 p.m. local time on Lenglen.
The compete order of play for Day 13 can be found here.
What Happened Thursday
• Seventh-seeded Sam Stosur trounced Jelena Jankovic in straight sets to improve to 20-2 on clay in 2010. The 26-year-old Aussie used a booming serve and powerful forehand to coast to the 6-1, 6-2 victory in just 60 minutes. "I can't believe I'm there," Stosur said. "We're both in our first grand slam final, so we'll just have to see what happens." Yes, we will.
• No. 17-seeded Francesca Schiavone booked a place in Saturday's final when Elena Dementieva retired with a left calf injury shortly after the Italian won the first set 7-6(3).
• The sixth-seeded team of Katarina Srebotnik and Nenad Zimonjic rallied from behind to win the mixed doubles title, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 11-9, over Yaroslava Shvedova and Julian Knowle. Srebotnik and Zimonjic faced match point in the final tiebreaker before winning the last three points.
• Rafael Nadal turned 24 and celebrated at the press bar with a cake presented by tournament organizers.
Novak Djokovic insists there's no need for Hawk-Eye at the French Open despite getting burnt by a lousy call in Wednesday's semis ... HuffPo's Pablo Eisenberg on ways to rejuvenate American tennis ... With the usual suspects out of the way, the outsiders will have their day in Paris ... The media may have jumped the gun on the Serena-Common breakup story ... Rafa not exactly going out on a limb with these World Cup predictions ... Busted Racquet culled the best of Serena's passive-aggressive press conference quotes from yesterday.
Photo of the Day
30 ... Years since an Australian women reached the final of a Grand Slam before Sam Stosur's victory Thursday over Jelena Jankovic. Stosur is the first woman from Australia to play for a major title since Wendy Turnbull at the 1980 Australian Open.
3 ... Consecutive victories by Stosur against current or former No. 1 players. The 26-year-old knocked off Justine Henin in the fourth round, Serena Williams in the quarters and Jankovic in the semis.
130 ... Combined length in minutes of Thursday's two women's semifinals.
Sam Stosur chats with Tennis Australia after booking a place in Saturday's women's final.
They Said It
"To be honest, she kind of has like almost the game of a man."
--Jelena Jankovic, on Thursday's lopsided defeat to Sam Stosur in the women's semifinals
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