Stosur races into first Grand Slam quarter-final

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Samantha Stosur became the first woman in 21 years to reach the quarter-finals of the French Open following a thrashing of Frenchwoman Virginie Razzano.

The last woman to acheive the feat was Nicole Provis back in 1988.

Stosur was never tested in the match that featured four breaks of serve as she claimed a 6-1, 6-2 victory in 73 minutes.

The 25 year-old Queenslander stunned fourth seed Elena Dementieva in the third round and she will now take on Romanian Sorana Cirstea who beat Serbian Jelena Jankovic in straight sets.

Cirstea and Stosur have never faced each other but the Australian was looking forward to the encounter.

“We’ve never played. I’ve never practiced with her, never hit a ball against her. It will be something completely new, but I’m going to try and talk to a couple of people,” Stosur said. “This is my best grand slam result, so that’s something to be pleased about, but I want to try and get even further.”

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