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Petite Errani stands tall to reach French Open semis

Standing at just 1.64 metres, the petite-framed Sara Errani does not exactly cut the most imposing of figures on a tennis court.

But that has not stopped the Italian from leaving a succession of her illustrious rivals dazed and confused – literally – as she reached her first grand slam semi-final with a 6-3 7-6 win over Angelique Kerber at the French Open on Tuesday.

If size mattered in tennis, German 10th seed Kerber should have made her 10cm height and greater wing-span advantage count to deliver an early knockout punch.

Instead, it was Kerber who was left gasping for breath, and survival, at 6-5 in the second set as she fruitlessly chased down a delectable Errani dropshot at the end of the lengthy rally which denied the German a chance to wrap up the set.

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