Sweden's Robin Soderling returns a ball to Fernando Gonzalez during early action. Soderling raced to a two-set lead in their semifinal.
Belly up to the bar
Robin Soderling steps into a return against Fernando Gonzalez of Chile at Roland Garros Stadium in Paris.
Line it up
Fernando Gonzalez of Chile hits a backhand during his semifinal against Robin Soderling of Sweden.
Fernando Gonzalez celebrates a break of serve in the first set. Gonzalez dropped the first two sets against Robin Soderling
Legend on hand
Former Swedish tennis great Bjorn Borg and his wife Patricia Ostfeldt watch the action during the men's semifinals at Roland Garros.
Chase it down
Fernando Gonzalez returns a ball to Robin Soderling during a their semifinal on the 13th day of the French Open.
Russia's Dinara Safina appears to be playing a return off her hand in the first set of her women's semifinal against Dominika Cibulkova at Roland Garros Stadium in Paris.
Nothing comes easy
Svetlana Kuznetsova stumbled here and there, but ultimately put away Australia's Samantha Stosur in the third set.
Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova attempts to make a return against Dinara Safina en route to dropping the first set, 6-3.
Nice showing, Stosur
You have to give Samantha Stosur credit. A doubles player, this is the furthest she's ever gone in any singles torunament -- much less a Grand Slam.
Dinara Safina launches a return during the first set against Dominika Cibulkova. Safina dropped the first two games of the match and then rattled off five in a row on the way to taking the first set 6-3.
Russian for a shot
Svetlana Kuznetsova chases down a ball in her semifinal win Thursday.
Dominika Cibulkova returns the ball to Dinara Safina during their opening semifinal match at the French Open.
How bad is she hurt?
Svetlana Kuznetsova had to receive treatment for her ankle, injured in a previous match, which makes you wonder if it'll be a factor in Saturday's final.
Let it fly
World No. 1 player Dinara Safina uncorks a serve during semifinal action at Roland Garros Stadium.
She went down swinging
Samantha Stosur could have easily folded in the second set, but rallied valiantly to force a third set before finally wearing down.
Dominika Cibulkova reacts to a call during her French Open semifinal.
Dominika Cibulkova serves a ball to Dinara Safina.
Serena Williams serves to Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova en route to dropping the first set of their women's quarterfinal.
Her own words
Serena Williams on losing to Svetlana Kuznetsova: "In the third set I had an opportunity and I got really tight, and I pretty much gave it to her. It was like, 'Here, do you want to go to the semis? Because I don't.' She was like, 'OK."'
Chase it down
Svetlana Kuznetsova digs out a return on her way to taking the first set from American Serena Williams.
Just a little slip
Svetlana Kuznetsova slipped and fell on this play, twisting her ankle in the process. She walked it off and went on to victory.
Roger Federer is congratulated by Gael Monfils after getting past the Frenchman Wednesday in Paris.
Australia's Samantha Stosur serves a ball to Sorana Cirstea during a French Open tennis quarterfinal to open Wednesday's action at Roland Garros Stadium in Paris.
Gael Monfils was the local favorite, but he couldn't keep Roger Federer from reaching the semifinals.
Two to go
Just two more wins and Roger Federer will have the only Grand Slam that's eluded him so far.
Back at you
Romania's Sorana Cirstea returns a ball to Samantha Stosur during their quarterfinal.
Samantha Stosur of Australia serves to Sorana Cirstea during a 6-1, 6-3 victory in the women's singles quarterfinals on the 11th day of action in Paris.
Sharapova sent packing
Maria Sharapova's second tournament after a 10-month layoff came to a sudden, shocking end -- losing 6-0, 6-2 to Dominika Cibulkova.
Dominika Cibulkova didn't just end Maria Sharapova's run a the French Open, she also made it to her first Grand Slam semifinal.
Maria Sharapova was stretched to three sets in her four previous matches, but just couldn't keep up on Tuesday.
Maria mulls it over
Maria Sharapova couldn't find an answer against 20th-ranked Dominika Cibulkova in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Dominika Cibulkova reeled off 11 straight games, before finally letting up on match point in her rout of Maria Sharapova.
Shouldering the load
Maria Sharapova was coming back from a shoulder injury that kept her off the court for 10 months.
Robin Soderling of Sweden hits a forehand during the men's quarterfinals against Nikolay Davydenko of Russia on Day 10 of the French Open.
Serving it up
Nikolay Davydenko serves to Sweden's Robin Soderling in the first set of their singles quarterfinal.
Look it in
Russia's Nikolay Davydenko returns a ball to Robin Soderling during first-set play in their quarterfinal at Roland Garros Stadium in Paris.
Robin Soderling acknowledges the crowd after his 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 triumph against Nikolay Davydenko in the opening quarterfinal at Roland Garros.
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus throws her racket to the ground after missing a point during the women's singles quarterfinals vs. Dinara Safina of Russia.
Russia's Dinara Safina reacts after winning a point against Victoria Azarenka en route to rallying from a first-set loss. Safina went on to a 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory.