Soderling upsets Federer in the French Open

PARIS: Robin Soderling defeated Roger Federer in their quarterfinal match of the French Open, upsetting the world No. 1 and defending champion, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4.

The fifth seed Elena Dementieva of Russia and Italian Francesca Schiavone are going to play in the semifinals at the French Open as both of them claimed victories on Tuesday.

Dementieva, came back from one set down to beat her compatriot Nadia Petrova 2-6, 6-2, 6-0. Both players asked for treatment during the match but Petrova seemed to be the one suffered more.

Philippe Chatrier, Schiavone only needed 80 minutes to overplay the third seed Caroline Wozniacki from Denmark in 6-2, 6-3, reaching her first Grand Slam semifinals at the age of 29.