Stosur thrashes Jankovic to reach French Open final

Updated: Jun 03, 2010, 22:12 PM IST

Paris: Australia`s Samantha Stosur needed just one hour to thrash fourth seed Jelena Jankovic and reach the French Open final on Thursday.

Stosur, who put out four-times champion Justine Henin and world number one Serena Williams en route to the last four, sauntered to a 6-1, 6-2 victory on Court Philippe Chatrier.

She is the first Australian woman to reach a grand slam final since Wendy Turnbull in 1980.

The world number seven has now gone one better than last year when she fell at the semi-final stage and will face fellow grand slam final debutant Francesca Schiavone in Saturday`s final.

Bureau Report