Paris, June 4: Sara Errani of Italy showed her surprising run at the French Open last year was no fluke as she beat fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-4, 7-6 (6) on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Grand Slam tournament in Paris.
Errani rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the second set to break for a 5-4 lead but then failed to serve out the match. However, the 2012 runner-up did not falter in the tiebreaker, converting her second match point when Radwanska hit a backhand wide.
The fifth-seeded Errani will next face Serena Williams, who came from behind in the third set to advance to the semifinals for the first time since 2003 by defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.
Williams overcame an inconsistent serve, erratic groundstrokes and a 2-love deficit in the final set. She won five consecutive games and then closed the victory with a forehand winner and a scream.