Britain's Andy Murray reacts as he plays Spain's David Ferrer during their quarterfinal match in the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Wednesday, June 6, 2012.
Day 11: Fierce competition
Spain's David Ferrer returns the ball to Britain's Andy Murray during their quarterfinal match on Wednesday. After splitting the first two sets, Ferrer eventually wore down Murray and advanced with a four-set victory.
Day 11: Throw down
Britain's Andy Murray is about to put the hurt on his racquet during his match against David Ferrer.
Day 11: Yelling match
Rafael Nadal screams after scoring a point during his quarterfinal match Wednesday against compatriot Nicolas Almagro at the French Open.
Day 11: Show of strength
Maria Sharapova powers through a return during her quarterfinal match against Kaia Kanepi. Sharapova won the match in order to reach her third French Open semifinals.
Day 11: Net cordial
Maria Sharapova shakes hands with Estonia's Kaia Kanepi (left) after their quarterfinal match. Sharapova won 6-2, 6-3 to advance to the semis.
Day 11: Time to regroup
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic covers her face during her quarterfinal match against Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan. Kvitova overcame a shaky start to win 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.
Day 11: Shake on it
Petra Kvitova meets Yaroslava Shvedova at the net following their quarterfinal match. Kvitova advanced to the semifinals where she'll meet No. 2 seed Maria Sharapova.
Day 10: Obstacle course
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic celebrates victory over No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals. Djokovic saved four match points in the fourth set to win a tiebreak and force a fifth and decisive set, which he easily won 6-1. He'll take on Roger Federer in the semifinal and continue his bid for a fourth straight Grand Slam title. Getty ImagesClive Brunskill
Day 10: Relief
Roger Federer celebrates a hard-fought five-set victory over Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro in order to reach the French Open semifinals where he'll face the world's top-ranked player, Novak Djokovic. Getty ImagesMike Hewitt
Day 10: Taylor made
American teen Taylor Townsend plays a backhand during her second-round match against Carol Zhao of Canada at the 2012 French Open. The No. 1 junior seed Townsend won in three sets to reach the third round. Getty ImagesGetty Images
Day 10: Air time
Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga goes high to smash the ball to Novak Djokovic during their five-set quarterfinal match Tuesday.
Day 10: C'mon!
Angelique Kerber of Germany gestures after missing a return from Sara Errani of Italy. Errani won in two sets 6-3, 7-6 for her first semifinal visit in a Grand Slam.
Day 10: Court coverage
Novak Djokovic returns the ball to in his five-set match against Jo-Wilfired Tsonga.
Day 10: In the semis
Samantha Stosur reaches for a shot against Dominika Cibulkova in the quarterfinals. With a 6-4, 6-1 victory, Stosur reached the French Open semifinals for the third time in four years. She has yet to win the title at Roland Garros.
Day 10: Good sports
Sara Errani, bottom, shakes hands with Angelique Kerber after their match.
Day 10: Overcome
Sara Errani celebrates her 6-3, 7-6 (2) victory over Angelique Kerber. Errani, a pro since 2002, has won three singles titles this year after winning only two tournaments before 2012. Getty ImagesClive Brunskill
Day 10: Line drive
Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia to Australia's Samantha Stosur during their quarterfinal match. Getty ImagesClive Brunskill
Day 9: Swing for the fences
Maria Sharapova needs three sets to defeat Klara Zakopalova of Czech Republic on Monday in the fourth round. It was the No. 2 seed's toughest match yet. Does she have enough left to win her first French Open title? Getty ImagesClive Brunskill
Day 9: New specialty?
Grand Slam doubles champion Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan entered the singles draw as a qualifier and beat defending champion Li Na to reach the quarterfinals. Getty ImagesMatthew Stockman
Day 9: Throw down
Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka hits the ground during his match against France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Day 9: Good sports
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France hugs Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland their five-set fourth-round match that finished on Monday. Tsonga won 4-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6 and will face Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinal round.
Day 9: Saying thanks?
Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina looks up to the sky when making the sign of the cross after winning his fourth-round match against Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic. The No. 9 seed Del Potro won in four sets 7-6, 1-6, 7-3, 7-5 and will play Roger Federer in the quarterfinals.
Day 9: Art project
Joel Blanc, a French artist who specializes in sports, draws Russia's Maria Sharapova playing Czech Republic's Klara Zakopalova during their fourth-round match.
Day 9: Ground control
Russia's Maria Sharapova falls as she plays Czech Republic's Klara Zakopalova during their fourth-round match. Sharapova needed three sets to close out Zakapalova and reach the quarterfinal round.
Day 9: Tsonga and dance
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrates victory in his fourth-round match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland. The five-set thriller spanned two days. Getty ImagesClive Brunskill
Day 8: Stay in control
Roger Federer of Switzerland recovers nicely after losing his first set to Belgium's 'lucky loser' David Goffin in their fourth-round match. Getty ImagesMatthew Stockman
Day 8: A cheer for the crowd
Italy's Andreas Seppi applauds the crowd after his fourth-round match against No. 1 Novak Djokovic. Seppi pushed Djokovic to the limit winning the first two sets forcing a five-set match. Getty ImagesClive Brunskill
Belgium's David Goffin surprised Roger Federer by taking the first set in their fourth-round match.
Day 8: Another year older
Rafael Nadal of Spain blows out candles on a cake at Roland Garros to celebrate his 26th birthday. Nadal will play Argentina's Juan Monaco in the fourth round.
Day 8: Redemption
Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia celebrates winning her fourth-round match against top seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus at the French Open. Cibulkova won in two sets 6-2, 7-6.
Day 8: World of hurt?
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia looks dejected in his fourth-round match against Italy's Andreas Seppi after losing the first set. Getty ImagesClive Brunskill
Day 8: Can you hear me now?
Italy's Sara Errani celebrates her convincing 6-0, 7-5 win fourth-round win over former French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova. Errani will meet Germany's Angelique Kerber in the quarterfinals. Getty ImagesMatthew Stockman
Day 8: Kerb your enthusiasm
Angelique Kerber of Germany celebrates her fourth-round win over Petra Martic of Croatia on June 3. Kerber will face Italy's Sara Errani in the quarterfinals. Getty ImagesClive Brunskill
Day 7: Look of a champion
Spain's Rafael Nadal, the reigning French Open champion, makes quick work of Argentina's Eduardo Schwank in their third-round match at Roland Garros. More: Early rounds | Fashion and sights
Day 7: Throwin' in the towel?
Don't get your blood pressure up. Defending champion Rafael Nadal of Spain merely is returning a towel to a ball boy during a 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Argentina's Eduardo Schwank. More: Early rounds | Fashion and sights
Day 7: Take a knee
Britain's Andy Murray stretches to return the ball to Colombia's Santiago Giraldo during their third-round match. Despite back trouble in the second round, Murray seemed back to himself in a three-set romp to reach the fourth round. More: Early rounds | Fashion and sights
Day 7: Game face
Argentina's Leonardo Mayer serves the ball to Spain's Nicolas Almagro, but Almagro, the No. 12 seed, was too tough in winning 6-4, 6-1, 6-2. More: Early rounds | Fashion and sights
Day 7: Tasting defeat?
Francesca Schiavone of Italy, the 2010 French Open champion and 2011 finalist, grimaces in her third-round match against Varvara Lepchenko of the US. The unheralded Lepchenko went on to upset the 14th-seeded veteran. More: Early rounds | Fashion and sights
Day 7: Is this real?
Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan celebrates winning her third-round match against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain. Shvedova reached the quarters at Roland Garros in 2010 and is a two-time doubles Grand Slam champion. More: Early rounds | Fashion and sights
Day 7: American dream
Varvara Lepchenko of the US celebrates a third-round upset of 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone. Lepchenko won in three sets, 3-6, 6-3, 8-6, and will face No. 4 seed Petra Kvitova in the fourth round. More: Early rounds | Fashion and sights
Day 7: Brush it off
Christina McHale of the US wipes sweat off her face in her third-round match against defending champion Li Na of China. McHale looked strong early in taking the first set, but Li proved more experienced, winning 3-6, 6-2, 6-1. More: Early rounds | Fashion and sights
Day 7: Star power
Defending French Open champion Li Na of China serves to Christina McHale in their third-round match. Li rallied from a set down to advance to the fourth round. More: Early rounds | Fashion and sights Getty ImagesMike Hewitt
Day 7: Sending a message
Mikhail Youzhny of Russia writes a message in the clay with his shoe during his third-round men's singles match against David Ferrer of Spain. Youzhny lost the match rather quickly and sent the crowd his apologies. More: Early rounds | Fashion and sights Getty ImagesMike Hewitt
Day 7: Another round!
Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic celebrates match point in her third-round women's singles match against Nina Bratchikova of Russia. Kvitova reached the fourth round with a hard-fought, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 win over Bratchikova. More: Early rounds | Fashion and sights Getty ImagesClive Brunskill