Not long after No. 21 Sarah Errani of Italy punched her first ever ticket to the French Open finals after defeating No. 6 Samantha Stosur of Australia, No. 2 Maria Sharapova earned her first ever trip to the French Open finals, defeating No. 4 Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-3.
Prior to this tournament, Errani had not advanced past the second round of the French Open singles tournament. Her best performance in a grand slam tournament prior to this tournament was the quarterfinals of this past year's Australian Open. By comparison, Sharapova's best performance in the French Open was a pair of semi final appearances in 2007 and 2011. Her last grand slam title was the 2008 Australian Open.
The finals are scheduled for a live broadcast at 9 a.m. on NBC Saturday morning.