Photos: French Open Day 10
Serena Williams passed her first test of the French Open, beating two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in the quarterfinals Tuesday. Roger Federer wasn't as fortunate, losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5, 6-3, 6-3. This was Federer's first straight-set loss at a Grand Slam tournament to someone other than Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic since the 2004 French Open, when Gustavo Kuerten swept him in the third round.
In the undercard matches, David Ferrer crushed fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo 6-2, 6-1, 6-1, and Sara Errani eliminated No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 7-6 (6) for her first career victory against a top-five player after 28 losses.
Here are some of our favorite photos from Day 10 at Roland Garros.
Serena Williams: Kuznetsova rallied from a set down and led 2-0 in the third before Serena stormed back to win. "Today I was so determined to get through that [rough patch] and I really, really, really, really wanted it more than I think anyone," Williams said. She's into the semifinals of the French Open for the first time since 2003. "I just got tired of losing in the quarters," she said. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: Tsonga advanced to the semifinals for the first time and became the first Frenchman in the Open Era (since 1968) to reach five Grand Slam semifinals. (Christophe Ena/AP)
Svetlana Kuznetsova: The Russian did everything she could to pull off the upset. That's all anyone could ask. (Michel Euler/AP)
Sara Errani: The undersized Italian has backed up her run to the 2012 final by making the semifinals this year. (Michel Spingler/AP)
David Ferrer: Don't look now, but Ferrer is into the semifinals without dropping a set, and he won't have to play a member of the Big Four next. He'll face Tsonga for a spot in the finals. (Miguel Medina/Getty Images)
Chris Evert and Mary Joe Fernandez: I'll just quote the Getty Images caption: "Chris McKendry, Chris Fowler watch as Mary Joe Fernandez kisses the ring of Chris Evert after Evert received the ring commemorating her induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on the set of ESPN during day ten of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 4, 2013 in Paris, France." (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)