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Australian Samantha Stosur admitted that she was ‘over the moon’ after reaching the semi-finals of the French Open having feared that it was the end of her career two years ago.
The No.30 seed brushed aside Romanian Sorana Cirstea 6-1, 6-3 to reach the last four.
Stosur broke serve in the second game to gain the early initiative as she swept through the first set in 27 minutes with her opponent looking shaky.
The World No.41, who stunned fifth seed Jelena Jankovic last time out, having never passed the second round of a major, but she struggled in the blustery conditions and could only manage 33 percent of her first serves in the opening set.
Cirstea, the unseeded quarter-finalist, put up a better fight in the second set, but wasn’t able to capitalise on four break point opportunities and was made to pay with her opponent taking a 2-1 lead.
The Aussie was soon a double break up and although Cirstea managed to take a break point opportunity to get back one in the end, Stosur raced to victory.
The comeback kid, will next face Russian’s Svetlana Kuznetsova who stunned second seed Serena Williams 7-6(3), 5-7, 7-5 in a thriller.