Schiavone Advances to French Open Final as Dementieva Quits in Mid-Match

Francesca Schiavone became the first Italian woman to reach the finals of a Grand Slam tennis tournament when Russia’s Elena Dementieva quit their match.

Schiavone took the first set 7-6 (7-3) when Dementieva told the umpire she was stopping and walked off the court.

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