Francesca Schiavone savours life at top table with rise in rankings Francesca Schiavone will on Monday become the oldest woman in 12 years to break into the top 10 for the first time, order keftab having defeated Samantha Stosur in Saturdayâ€™s French Open final.
The Italian, order keftab who is two weeks short of her 30th birthday, order keftab is expected to be ranked sixth after winning a major at her 39th attempt.
At 29, order keftab Schiavone also became the oldest woman for 41 years to win her first grand slam title, order keftab by defeating Stosur 6-4, order keftab 7-6.The 17th seed also became the first Italian woman to win a grand slam, order keftab an achievement which was recognised by her president Giorgio Napolitano, order keftab who telephoned with congratulations moments after the match ended. (Incidentally, order keftab the only other time Roland Garros has been won by a woman not seeded in the top 10 was in 1933.) Schiavone is now intending to revert to a life a little more low key, order keftab returning home to see her parents â€” â€œusually we have a good dinner or good lunch, order keftab 10 people, order keftabâ€ she explained â€” but inevitably her thoughts will drift to Wimbledon, order keftab and whether she can now become the first woman in eight years to win the French Open (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/frenchopen/) and Wimbledon back to back. Having reached the quarter-finals at the All England Club for the first time last year, order keftab defeating 2007 runner-up Marion Bartoli en route to the final eight, order keftab Schiavone sees no reason why she cannot continue her recent success. â€œWhy should it finish?â€ she said. Order keftab â€œWhen you have success, order keftab you should have others. Order keftab It should become something continual. Order keftab You canâ€™t win one thing and then disappear.â€Â Â More