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Roland Garros Roundup | Pavrychenkova and Krejčova vie for French Open title

Anastasia Pavruchenkova will face Barbora Krejčkova in the French Open title.

Pavrychenkova beat Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia, who is ranked 85th in the world, 7-5 6-3, and unseeded Krejčkova beat Sakkari 7-5, 4-6, 9-7 after 3 hours and 18 minutes. I gave it.

Pavruchenkova, runner-up in Paris 10 years ago, is the first woman to play in more than 50 majors before her first final, beating the 44 sets recorded by 2015 US Open runner-up Roberta Vinci. It became.

29-year-old Pavlychenkova, who made his Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon, said, “It was a long way. I had my own long and special way. Each person has their own way. I’m happy to be in the final.” Said. In 2007.

The 31st seed dropped service in the first game at the sunny Court Philippe-Chatrie, but took advantage of a fourth breakpoint against Zidansek to break 2-2.

Former junior world number one and 2006 Roland Garros women’s singles finalist Pavrychenkova soared 5-3 as Zidansek sprayed a wide forehand.

However, the Slovenes quickly counterattacked, rewarding her tenacity and tireless defense.

Zidansek then scored two break points 5-5, but Pavrychenkova managed to hold on. The Russian closed the first set in the next game as his opponent committed an expensive double fault.

Pavrychenkova took the momentum to the second set and broke to lead 2-0. Zidansek reacted to regain his serve, but was broken again as the Russian rushed into a 4-1 advantage.

Zidansek scored two points twice from his defeat in the first round here, but continued to scrap hard and two double faults allowed the Slovenes to return to 4-3, so Pavruchen. The nerves of Scrap have surfaced again.

However, Pavryuchenkova was not denied, and at another break she was able to leave service for the match, and when Zidansek shot out of the box, the victory was certain.

Rank 33 Krechikova became the fourth women’s finalist at the French Open in five years after winning a nerve-wracking three-set victory over Greece’s Sakkari.

“I’ve always wanted to play a match like this. It was a challenging match where each other was playing very well. Even if I lose today, I’m very proud of myself. Fighting is the most important thing in life. “

Both players made a tense start towards their first Grand Slam semi-final, with 17th-seeded Sakkari holding the first serve in the fourth game, taking a 3-1 lead.

However, Krejčova took the following four, leading 5 to 3 with a stunning Rob, leaving a serve on that set.

The Czechs then fell in love as Sakkari rattled eight points in a row to reach a level of 5-5.

Krejcikova’s routine hold put pressure on Sakkari, who surrendered the set, and her shot cut the net and emerged heavily.

Last year’s runner-up Sofia Kenin and Sakkari, who defeated current champion Iga Swiatek in the last two rounds, reunited and led 4-0 in the second round.

The Greeks evaded a ferocious comeback from Krejčova and forced the decision, Sakkari broke for the edge of 2-1 and saved a breakpoint in the next game when the finish line was even closer. Strengthened.

Sakkari scored match points 5-3, but tenacious Krejčova survived with a sweeping backhand volley, then broke back and moved forward 6-5.

Krejčova passed his three match points 7-6, and Sakkari saved the backhand winner and ace pair.

Krechikova held again relatively comfortably, giving another match point with a crisp serve. The Greek forehand was called Long, but the chair umpire dramatically rejected the ball out in a television replay.

Rather than sticking to her seeming difficulty, Krejčova had a fifth match point, converted after 3 hours and 18 minutes, and won a backhand winner.

On Friday, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will face their 58th rivalry, beginning with their first match at Roland Garros in the 2006 quarterfinals.

The world’s number one Djokovic has an overall advantage of 29 wins and 28 losses, while Nadal has a record of 7 wins and 1 loss at the French Open and 19 wins and 7 losses against Serbia.

Djokovic’s last victory over a Spanish star on clay court was in Rome five years ago.

Nadal’s record in Paris is currently 105 wins and only 2 losses.

But one of those defeats was in the hands of Djokovic in 2015.

Roland Garros Roundup | Pavrychenkova and Krejčova vie for French Open title

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