Ana Ivanovic joined compatriot Jelena Jankovic in the semifinals with a 7-6(2), 6-4 victory over Venus Williams.
Not since the 2004 Roland Garros quarterfinals have Serena and Venus been eliminated from a Slam in the same round. In Paris, it was on the same day. Serena lost to Jennifer Capriati; Venus, to Anastasia Myskina, the eventual champion.
This year, Serbia defeated the United States. And if history repeats itself, Ana will be hoisting her first Slam trophy on Saturday afternoon.
In the semifinal, Ana will play Slovak Daniela Hantuchova, who dismantled Agnieszka Radwanska in the day's other quarterfinal.
Well, well, well, mtl. An all eastern-European Slam on the women's side henceforth. MMT, we were saying? I think this could be history as well. Bud Collins, you got an answer for us?