Once again, Samantha Stosur the sixth ranked female tennis player in the world capitulates and loses in the French Open semifinals. Stosur crumbled under the pressure and lost in a shocking upset to Italian Sara Errani 7-5 1-6 6-3.
Errani has a terrible serve her fastest serves are less than 100 miles per hour. Stosur didn’t attack Errani’s serve enough in this match! Stosur needed to also hit the ball behind Errani more since she is very quick.
Prior to this match, Stosur had a 5-0 record against Errani and this suggests that once again Stosur lost due to lack of mental toughness. One of the complaints tennis fans have against Samantha is her inability to live up to expectations. Samantha always plays best when no one expects her to win. However, once Samantha is under pressure and the favourite she always loses.
Stosur was the heavy favourite to reach her second French Open final. Two years ago, Stosur capitulated under the pressure and lost in the French final to another Italian Francesca Schiavone in straight sets.
I am disappointed in Stosur because she had a huge opportunity to make reverse the spectacular upset in the 2010 French Open final. I thought after Samantha won the US OPEN last year against Serena Williams she had overcome her mental demons.
Errani will face Maria Sharapova in the women’s final on Saturday she destroyed Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-3 6-3 in only seventy seven minutes.