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SAMANTHA Stosur continues her push for a second grand slam title

In the form of her life and with an inviting draw, Samantha Stosur has been presented with a golden opportunity to add a French Open crown to the US Open title she won in 2011.

Stosur's Roland Garros love affair continued on Tuesday, with Australia's last remaining hope boldly brushing aside world number six Simona Halep to end a four-year grand slam quarter-final wait.
In a match which was stretched out over three days due to repeated rain delays, Stosur, a finalist in 2010, wound back the clock with a brutal display to take the fourth-round clash 7-6 (7/0), 6-3.
And Halep believes if conditions stay the same, as they are forecast to do for the rest of the week, Stosur has the game to go all the way.

Stosur owns a 4-1 head-to-head record over world No.102 Pironkova, who came from a set and a break down to eliminate world No.2 Agnieszka Radwanska 2-6 6-3 6-3.

Victory would set up a semi-final showdown with either world No.108 Shelby Rogers or fourth-seeded Spaniard Garbine Muguruza.
Stosur won the 2011 US Open but has enjoyed her most consistent grand slam results at the French Open, making the final in 2010 and semi in 2009 and 2012.

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