Youngsters step up with breakthrough performances
Seven of the top eight seeds advanced to the French Open quarterfinals. However, a closer look at those who reached the final eight shows a changing of the guard in the women's game.
PARIS -- With all eyes on the grand dames of this French Open -- at 25, Serena Williams and Justine Henin were the oldest women left in the draw -- a quiet revolution continued on Tuesday.
While Henin advanced to the semifinals, she is joined there by three young and charismatic stars. Ana Ivanovic, 19, defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-0, 3-6, 6-1 to advance to a match with 20-year-old Maria Sharapova, a 6-3, 6-4 winner over Anna Chakvetadze, another 20-year-old Russian.
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2007 FRENCH OPEN
May 27-June 10
Women: Justine Henin
Men: Rafael Nadal
• Henin wins third straight title
• DeSimone: Henin's personal journey
• Garber: Third set hard to come by in final
• Top 10 facts about Henin
• Federer-Nadal daily watch
• Making the case for Rafa, Roger
• It's Federer vs. Nadal in French Open final
• Garber: Another record for Roger
• DeSimone: Rafa rolling toward third final
• DeSimone: Ivanovic coach-free for final
• Who will win women's final?