Novak Djokovic swept aside third seed Roger Federer 6-4 7-5 6-3 with a ruthless display of consistent hitting to reach his first French Open final on Friday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday congratulated Maria Sharapova on winning the French Open tournament.
Maria Sharapova kept her poise to outwit and outpower diminutive Italian Sara Errani and win her first French Open crown with a 6-3 6-2 victory on Saturday.
The four Grand Slams of tennis dominate the sport's annual calendar however, every fourth year the increasingly important Olympic Games tournament rolls around.
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer danced with danger at the French Open on Tuesday but there was to be no last tango in Paris as both emerged victorious to set up a repeat of last year's semi-final.
French Open champion Li Na's title defence ended on Monday when she was knocked out in a flurry of errors by Kazakh qualifier Yaroslava Shvedova 3-6 6-2 6-0.
Victoria Azarenka was knocked out of the French Open fourth round on Sunday and could now lose her world number one ranking.
Defending champion Li Na of China reached the French Open last 16 on Saturday after beating Christina McHalea of the United States 3-6, 6-2, 6-1.
Defending champion Li Na raced into the French Open third round when she brushed aside Frenchwoman Stephane Foretz Gacon 6-0 6-2 on Thursday.
Venus Williams refused to be downcast after losing to third seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the second round of the French Open on Wednesday, saying she was still on a learning curve after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease.
World number one Novak Djokovic became the first man into the third round of the French Open on Wednesday when he defeated battling Slovenian Blaz Kavcic 6-0 6-4 6-4.
Fourth seed Andy Murray had little trouble moving through the first round of the French Open on Tuesday, beating Roland Garros debutant Tatsuma Ito 6-1 7-5 6-0.