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By Nick Georgandis

The four semifinalists have combined for 21 Grand Slam victories to date - Serena Williams has 15, Maria Sharapova 4 and Victoria Azarenka 2. This is the most among the four semifinalists since 1999 when Martina Hingis (6), Arantxa-Sanchez Vicario (4), Steffi Graf (21) and Monica Seles (9) had a combined 40 entering the semifinals.
Four of the top five seeds have advanced to the semifinals. The last time that happened was in 1992 when #1 Monica Seles, #2 Steffi Graf, #3 Gabriela Sabatini and #4 Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario made up the final four.
Maria Sharapova is two wins away from becoming the first woman since Justine Henin (2005-2007) to win back-to-back French Open crowns.
No women's final has gone three sets since 2001, when Jennifer Capriati defeated Kim Clijsters 1-6, 6-4, 12-10.
If Sara Errani makes the final, it will be the fourth straight year an Italian woman has done so. Errani also made it in 2012, and Francesca Schiavone won the title in 2010 and was the runner-up in 2011.
If Serena Williams reaches the final, she'll be the first American woman to do so since she won the tournament in 2002.
Serena Williams is 5-0 lifetime against Sara Errani.
Serena Williams is 19-3 (.864) in Grand Slam semifinals in her career.
Victoria Azarenka holds a 7-5 record against Maria Sharapova. The two met six times in 2012, with Azarenka winning four of those matches.
Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams have all been ranked No. 1 in the world in the last calendar year. Sharapova was last ranked first on July 8, 2012; Azarenka on February 17, 2013 and Williams is the current No. 1.