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Roland Garros, Paris, 25 May-8 June

French Open: Sunday 25 May to Sunday 8 June
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French Open

Quarter-final result:


6-3 6-2


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By Tom Fordyce


Ivanovic 6-2 Schnyder
Interesting tactics from Schnyder - at 15-30 down, she decides to try a new racquet. Is it because the rain has started to fall? Ivanovic also decides to have her first wobble of the match, double-faulting at match point. A trademark Bad Patty missed forehand follows that, however, and Ivanovic squeals with delight as she moves into the semi-finals.

Easy win in the end, and the crowd put palm to palm as she giggles her way off court.

Ivanovic 5-2 Schnyder
Not even really consolation, that - merely a postponement. Djokovic takes his 12th break point to win the first set 7-5.

Ivanovic 5-1 Schnyder
That's lovely from Ivanovic. She drags Schnee from one side of Court Philippe Chatrier to the other like a kitten playing with a scurrying mouse. Over on Court Suzanne Lenglen, Novak Djokovic has failed to take any of the ten break points he's had in his first set against Gulbis. 6-5 going with serve.

Ivanovic 4-1 Schnyder
Bad Patty is behind the steering-wheel again. A double-fault and missed cross-court drive throw away another service game, and if Schnyder wins this now I'll eat my keyboard. With a mouse-mat coulis.

Ivanovic 3-1 Schnyder
Super serving from Ana. Schnyder doesn't have the weight of shot to trouble the second seed, and this match has only got one winner. Obviously, but you know what I mean.

Ivanovic 2-1 Schnyder
See-saw, ding-dong and this way and that - Schnyder saves break point, is battered into conceding another, saves break point, concedes another, repeat and repeat again. A nice slicing serve wide to Ivanovic finally keeps Schnee's head above water.

Ivanovic 2-0 Schnyder
Big save from Ivanovic. Good Patty sizzles her way to three break points, only to be reeled back in with a drop-shot, crashing first serve and driving forehand. Bad Patty has no answer and goes further behind as Ivanovic sets up a forehand winner with a deep, dipping backhand.

Ivanovic 1-0 Schnyder
'Oopla - Schnyder is taken apart to love on her first service game and is now listing badly. Ivanovic pops over a casually delicate drop shot to get her ski-jump nose in front.


Ivanovic 6-3 Schnyder
Easy peas for Ivanovic as she holds to love to take the set. Sensible play from the leggy Serb - she's not going for winners on every stroke, but is building the pressure through the rallies until Schnee stumbles. 75% of her first serves in too - solid like a rock.

Ivanovic 5-3 Schnyder
Schnee hangs on by her skinny Swiss fingernails, wobbling to set point down but saving it with a sliced smash that Ivanovic blasts wide. Interesting French accent from our umpire today - she sounds like she's speaking with a large plum in her mouth and learned her French somewhere near Leatherhead.

Ivanovic 5-2 Schnyder
Interesting - Good Patty and Bad Patty are now appearing in the same game. GP conjured up a delicate running backhand cross-court pass from an insane angle to win one point and then crashes a hapless forehand way out to hand over the game.

Ivanovic 4-2 Schnyder
After that earlier burst of Good Patty, we now get Bad Patty, hoicking a miserable forehand out and then gifting Ivanovic another break with a lame backhand into the net. Ivanovic is going for high, looping returns and Schnyder can't get on top of them.

Ivanovic 3-2 Schnyder
Easy hold for Ivanovic to love. She trots over to her wooden chair and swigs from what looks like a bottle of lemon barley-water.

Ivanovic 2-2 Schnyder
And we're level, as the Schnyder serve sizzles. Schnyder's mammoth mountain of curly hair is just about being restrained in a exploding pony-tail by what must be a titanium bobble.

Ivanovic 2-1 Schnyder
Super riposte from Schnyder. She goes 30-0 on Ivanovic's serve and then produces a delightful drop-shot/lob combo to steal the break back. Pastel v-neck jumpers to the fore in the stands.

Ivanovic 2-0 Schnyder
Two unforced errors from Schnee set up an early break point. She saves one with a lucky mis-hit forehand which staggers over the net and then gets lucky as Ivanovic goes fractionally wide with two attempted winners. It's a mere postponement of the inevitable though as a woeful attempted forehand from Schnee sails into the crowd like a top-edged Pietersen pull.

Ivanovic 1-0 Schnyder
That didn't take long - the number two seed comes out of the stalls at a canter, holding to love with a series of barrelling groundstrokes. Schnyder slides but has no answer.

1300: Here come the players - Ivanovic in a fuschia tracksuit top and matching skirt, Schnyder in Mediterranean sky blue. Cloudy but dry in Paris, with temps hovering around the 19 degrees C mark.

1256: Another cheeky little quarter-final, this. Ivanovic - last year's runner-up - is a lot of people's favourite for this year's title now Justine Henin has her feet up. Patty Schnee has the edge in the head-to-head between the two (four wins to Ana's three) but Ivanovic has won the last three meetings.

see also
French Open women's live scores
23 May 08 |  Tennis
French Open men's live scores
02 Jun 08 |  Tennis

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