But if Dinara Safina of Russia can
continue her recent sterling play she could very well take the French Open title.
Dinara Safina (RUS) v. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) Dinara Safina Image
Kuznetsova leads this head to head 4-3 and lost only four games in their last three sets. It's tough not to pick Svetlana to win,
but she had a flat claycourt warmup season losing in the third round twice while Safina has won eleven matches in a row.
In the course of her win streak, Safina beat recently retired former world number one Justine Henin of Belgium and 2002 French Open
champion Serena Williams of the USA. Safina also shocked current world number one Sharapova in the fourth round. If Safina can keep
her cool and showcase her newly improved claycourt game and power groundstrokes, there is no reason she will not reach the final.
Jelena Jankovic (SRB) v. Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
Serbia's best meet in semifinal number two, but it's a shame Jankovic has been hampered by a sore right forearm because she would
need to play her tennis tennis in order to defeat 2007 finalist Ivanovic who leads their head to head 5-1.
Jankovic has not won a match against Ivanovic since 2006, but she enters this match with a 10 match winning streak having taken the
title in Rome.
The player which takes the most chances will win. I think Jankovic plays too defensively against Ivanovic and she will lose unless
she changes her game.