What is it with Sam, feisty, pint-sized Italians, and Roland Garros?!
Hang in there, get yer head on straight, and come back next year - it's not like you haven't proved you're a serious contender on the dirt.
On the other hand, I'm not entirely surprised to see Errani in the Final. No, really. She and Roberta Vinci both took Fran's glory to heart and went on a tear the past year or so - way beyond any reasonable expectations given their previous form. This year so far, Sara Errani has surged ahead of her dubs partner in singles performance, she's shown no fear that I've seen, and she's especially at home on the red stuff. So no, I'm not entirely surprised. And although I agree with Gerri that Maria's recovery and resurgence are great to see - it's never good to see someone's career derailed by injury - I'm afraid I won't be torn in the final, either. I'll be rooting for another small Italian woman with a big heart - all the way, baby.