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Last Updated: Thursday, 2 June 2005, 12:14 GMT 13:14 UK
French Open day 11

Russia's Nadia Petrova plays a forehand

Nadia Petrova, playing in her second French Open semi-final, struggles early on against Justine Henin-Hardenne

Justine Henin-Hardenne plays a backhand

Henin-Hardenne starts well against her Russian opponent and easily claims the first set 6-2

Russia's Nadia Petrova sits on her paunches

Petrova disappointingly fails to put up much of a fight and makes a series of unforced errors

Russia's Nadia Petrova

Despite Henin-Hardenne not being at her best, Petrova fails to take advantage and slides towards defeat

Henin-Hardenne celebrates victory over Nadia Petrova

It's no surprise when Henin-Hardenne wraps up a routine 6-2 6-3 victory to reach her second Roland Garros final

Elena Likhovtseva reacts to losing a point

Elena Likhovtseva endures a disastrous start to her semi-final with Mary Pierce and immediately loses her serve

Mary Pierce plays a forehand

Pierce takes advantage of her opponents nerves and races away to take the first set 6-1

Elena Likhovtseva hits a forehand

Likhovtseva struggles like her compatriot Petrova and is powerless to deal with Pierce's experience and power

Mary Pierce hits a serve

Pierce's passage to the final is swift as she only loses two games in a fabulous 6-1 6-1 victory

Mary Pierce celebrates victory

The home crowd are ecstatic as the 30-year-old Frenchwoman sets up a final with Henin-Hardenne



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