- No. 2 Maria Sharapova vs. No. 4 Petra Kvitova
- No. 6 Samantha Stosur vs. No. 21 Sara Errani
Of the 4, only Stosur has ever reached the final, doing so in 2010 where she lost the title match to Francesca Schiavone.
If Sharapova reaches her first French final she will mathematically take over the World No. 1 ranking, win or lose. If she wins the title she will complete the career Grand Slam, having won all 4 majors at least once. She won Wimbledon in 2004, the U.S. Open in 2006 and the Australian Open in 2008. Only the French title has eluded her and she is now just two match wins away from history.
Kvitova (2011 Wimbledon) and Stosur (2011 U.S. Open) each have a Grand Slam title under their belt.
In the end, regardless of which one wins the title, there will be a first time champion at Roland Garros.