Defending champion Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts as he plays Britain's Andy Murray during their semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, June 3, 2011.
Day 13: Heck yeah!
Roger Federer celebrates after defeating Novak Djokovic in their semifinal match Friday. Federer returned the French Open final for the fifth time in his career.
Day 13: Streak's over
Novak Djokovic fell behind early and couldn't recover against Roger Federer on Friday, losing for the first time this year and ending his 43-match winning streak.
Day 13: Sublime skills
Roger Federer's backhand and defensive skills helped him gain the edge on Novak Djokovic in their semifinal match Friday.
Day 13: Out of practice?
Novak Djokovic hadn't played since Sunday due to a walkover in his quarterfinal match, an issue which he dismissed as a potential excuse for his defeat to Roger Federer on Friday.
Day 13: Well done, sir
Andy Murray gave Rafael Nadal some difficulties, but the clay-court king still pulled out a straight-set win Friday in their semifinal showdown at Roland Garros. Nadal is 44-1 all-time in Paris.
Day 13: Triumphant display
Rafael Nadal celebrated his 25th birthday on Friday with a 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 win over Andy Murray in the French Open semifinals.
Day 13: Wiped away
Andy Murray gave Rafael Nadal fits on the Spaniard's serve, but he was no match for the world No. 1 in Friday's straight-set loss.
Day 13: Getting low
Rafael Nadal's win over Andy Murray on Friday in their semifinal match vaulted him into his sixth career French Open final. He has won the previous five.
Day 13: First-time champs
Andrea Hlavackova, left, and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic celebrate after beating Sania Mirza of India and Elena Vesnina of Russia in the women's doubles final on Friday. It was the first career Grand Slam title for Hlavackova and Hradecka.
Day 12: Back for more
Francesca Schiavone defeated France's own Marion Bartoli on Thursday, reaching her second straight final at Roland Garros. A year ago, she became the first-ever Italian woman to win a Grand Slam.
Day 12: Home sick
Even with the support of her home nation crowd, France's Marion Bartoli could not overcome defending champion Francesca Schiavone in their semifinal match Thursday.
Day 12: Show of respect
Francesca Schiavone, right, and Marion Bartoli embrace after their semifinal match. Schiavone won 6-3, 6-3, including the last four games of the match.
Day 12: Run it down
Maria Sharapova of Russia returns against Li Na of China in the semifinal match Thursday. Sharapova lost 6-4, 7-5, coming up short in her bid to complete a career Grand Slam.
Day 12: All eyes on her
Li Na returns the ball to Maria Sharapova during her win in their semifinal match Thursday. Li also reached the final at the Australian Open earlier this year.
Day 12: Disappointment
A windy day at Roland Garros created plenty of problems for Maria Sharapova against Li Na. The Russian double-faulted 10 times, including on match point.
Day 12: Victory!
Li Na celebrates defeating Maria Sharapova in their semifinal match Thursday. Li will try to become the first Chinese woman to ever win a Grand Slam.
Day 12: Double your fun
American Scott Lipsky, right, and Australia's Casey Dellacqua kiss their trophy after defeating Slovenia's Katarina Srebotnik and Serbia's Nenad Zimonjic in the mixed doubles final match on Thursday.
Day 11: Hang in there
Germany's Andrea Petkovic serves the ball to Russia's Maria Sharapova during their quarterfinal match. Petkovic could not stop the No. 7 seed Sharapova, who blasted into the semis by defeating Petkovic 6-0, 6-3.
Day 11: Serve's up
Argentina's Juan Ignacio Chela serves the ball to Britain's Andy Murray during their quarterfinal match. Despite a slow start, Murray was able to fight his way back to a straight-set win.
Day 11: Purple haze
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus returns against Na Li of China in their quarterfinal match of the French Open. The No. 6 seed Li won to reach the semis despite Azarenka's best effort.
Day 11: Not this time
Sweden's Robin Soderling can't get past a surging Rafael Nadal and loses his chance at a third straight French Open final.
Day 11: Keep on moving
Andy Murray of Britain, playing for a third straight day, starts slow but finds a way past Juan Ignacio Chela into the semifinals, where he'll face Rafael Nadal.
Day 11: Don't doubt her
Na Li of China continues to prove her critics wrong, becoming the first Chinese woman to reach the French Open semis.
Day 11: Take a stance
Rafael Nadal of Spain clenches his fist after reaching match point in the tiebreak of the third set against Robin Soderling of Sweden. Nadal won in three sets 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 and will face Andy Murray in the semifinals.
Day 11: Share the love
Maria Sharapova dominates Germany's Andrea Petkovic 6-0, 6-3 to reach the French Open semifinals. A French Open title will complete a career Grand Slam for the Russian.
Day 10: Up to the challenge?
Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova reacts after a point against France's Marion Bartoli during their quarterfinal match. Kuznetsova just didn't have enough for the Frenchwoman, who had the crowd and emotion on her side. AFP/Getty ImagesTHOMAS COEX
Day 10: Pure bliss
France's Marion Bartoli reacts after defeating Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova to reach the French Open semifinals. No French woman has won the Open since Mary Pierce in 2000. AFP/Getty ImagesJACQUES DEMARTHON
Day 10: Roger dodger
Switzerland's Roger Federer avoids ruining his perfect set win record this year at Roland Garros. Though France's Gael Monfils put up a fight, Federer was able to win the match in a third-set tiebreaker. AFP/Getty ImagesMIGUEL MEDINA
Day 10: Proud Marion
France's Marion Bartoli pauses during her quarterfinal match against Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova. Bartoli won the match and will head to the semifinals, where she will face Francesca Schiavone. AFP/Getty ImagesTHOMAS COEX
Day 10: Running man
Roger Federer returns the ball to Gael Monfils during their quarterfinal match. Monfils pushed Federer to a third-set tiebreak but couldn't stop him.
Day 10: Unbelievable!
Viktor Troicki of Serbia covers his face after missing a return against Andy Murray of Britain in their fourth-round match. Murray won the match in five sets 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5.
Day 10: Return game
Defending champ Francesca Schiavone looks tough as she recovers from a set down against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in their quarterfinal match. Schiavone will play Marion Bartoli in the semifinal round.
Day 10: Temper tantrum
Gael Monfils of France throws his racket to the ground in frustration during his quarterfinal match against Roger Federer of Switzerland. No antics were going to win the match for Monfils.
Day 9: Positive reaction
Belarus' Victoria Azarenka reacts as she defeats Russia's Ekaterina Makarova during their fourth-round match. The No. 4 seed will face China's Na Li in the quarterfinal round.
Day 9: A leg up
Maria Sharapova overcomes a tough two sets against Agnieszka Radwanska to reach the quarterfinal round.
Day 9: Tough enough?
Andy Murray holds his head in his hands during his fourth-round match against Victor Troicki of Serbia. Murray lost the first two sets to Troicki before winning the third. Getty ImagesClive Brunskill
Day 9: It's a stretch
Andy Murray has a tough time against Serbia's Viktor Troicki.
Day 9: Tennis, anyone?
Pippa Middleton , sister of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, watches Sweden's Robin Soderling playing France's Gilles Simon during their fourth-round match.
Day 9: Breaking ground
Li Na of China returns against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in their fourth-round match. Li won in three sets 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 to become the first Chinese player to reach the quarterfinal round at Roland Garros.
Day 9: Stopping point
Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova reacts after a point against China's Li Na. The No. 9 seed was expected to fair pretty well in the draw, but wasn't able to stop Li to make it past the fourth round. AFP/Getty ImagesJACQUES DEMARTHON
Day 9: Head games
After a challenging first and second round, defending champion Rafael Nadal has been in cruise control. Monday, he dispatched the big-serving Ivan Ljubicic to reach the French Open quarterfinals.
Day 9: Up close
France's Gilles Simon (foreground) returns the ball to Sweden's Robin Soderling during their fourth-round match. Last year's finalist Soderling advanced to the quarterfinals in straight sets despite a solid third-set effort by Simon.
Day 9: Bowled over
Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina celebrates defeating Alejandro Falla of Colombia in their fourth-round match. Chela won the match in five sets 6-2, 2-6, 6-1, 6-7, 6-2 in a match that lasted nearly four hours.
Day 9: Gael force
Gael Monfils of France celebrates after defeating David Ferrer of Spain in their fourth-round match. Monfils won in five sets on Monday 6-4, 2-6, 7-5, 1-6, 8-6 after their match was suspended Sunday because of darkness.
Day 8: Hair up there
Spain's David Ferrer returns the ball to France's Gael Monfils during their fourth-round match.
Day 8: Can't stop him
France's Richard Gasquet returns the ball to Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their fourth-round match. Despite having a stadium full of French supporters, Djokovic easily won his 43rd straight match to advance to the quarterfinals. AFP/Getty ImagesTHOMAS COEX
Day 8: Another day ...
... another win for Serbia's Novak Djokovic as he celebrates his win over France's Richard Gasquet during their fourth-round match.
Day 8: Full house
Novak Djokovic of Serbia, top, returns against Richard Gasquet of France, bottom, in front of a packed house on Philippe Chatrier at Roland Garros.
Day 8: Feel her pain
Gisela Dulko of Argentina resumes after her leg was bandaged in her fourth-round match against Marion Bartoli of France. Dulko withdrew from the match just as the second set got under way.
Day 8: French force
Gael Monfils of France stretches to hit a forehand during his fourth-round match against David Ferrer of Spain. Getty ImagesClive Brunskill
Day 8: Compassion counts
Marion Bartoli of France hugs Gisela Dulko of Argentina after Dulko withdrew from their fourth-round match with a leg injury.
Day 8: No guesswork
It's very clear to see who won and who didn't as Italy's Francesca Schiavone and Serbia's Jelena Jankovic walk off the court after their fourth-round match. Schiavone reached the quarterfinals after a three-set thriller against Jankovic.
Day 8: Fierce competitor
Italia's Francesca Schiavone gives everything she has in her fourth-round win over Serbia's Jelena Jankovic. AFP/Getty ImagesPATRICK KOVARIK
Day 8: So frustrated
Serbia's Jelena Jankovic reacts after losing a point against defending champion Francesca Schiavone in their fourth-round match. AFP/Getty ImagesPATRICK KOVARIK
Day 8: Red and white
Fans with Swiss flags watch the match between Roger Federer of Switzerland and compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka in the fourth round. Federer advanced to the quarterfinals in straight sets.
Day 8: Down and out
Russia's Vera Zvonareva falls down as she plays Fed Cup teammate Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova during their fourth round match. Pavlyuchenkova upset the No. 3 seed to reach the French Open quarterfinals.
Day 8: Focused and ready
Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova eyes her return to compatriot Vera Zvonareva during their fourth-round match.
Day 8: Fab Fabio
Italy's Fabio Fognini reacts after a point against Spain's Albert Montanes during their fourth-round match. The Italian had reason to celebrate after reaching his first French Open quarterfinal.