Francesca Schiavone gives one of the great interviews of all-time …
and, then …
Francesca Schiavone‘s cheering section at Saturday’s French Open final wore matching black t-shirts with the phrase “Nothing Is Impossible.” The 29-year old Italian proved it today at Roland Garros.
In one of the most unexpected Grand Slam victories in recent tennis history, Schiavone won the French Open today with a rousing 6-4, 7-6 victory over No. 7 seed Sam Stosur. She became the first Italian to ever win a Grand Slam and the second-oldest ever first time Grand Slam champion.
Prior to this tournament, Schiavone had never made it to a Slam semifinal and had played her way into just three quarterfinals in her previous 39 majors. But with her wicked slice, new racquet strings and a varied strategy to combat Stosur’s big serve, Schiavone pulled the upset over the woman who had knocked off three former No. 1s (Serena Williams, Justine Henin, Jelena Jankovic) en route to the final.
wins the 2010 Fench Open!
The stuff of which childhood dreams are made.