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Offbeat Tennis - Roland-Garros (F): Pavlyuchenkova Final

19:30  10 june  2021
19:30  10 june  2021 Source:   sport365.fr

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will play Saturday at 29 years old his first final in Grand Slam. Thursday, in the first semifinal, the Russian classified on the 32nd world rank and which disputes there its 52nd major upgraded (7-5, 6-3) The Slovenian Tamara Zidansek, revelation of the tournament. In the final, Pavlyuchenkova will face Maria Sakkari or Barbora Krejcikova.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova had never done better than the quarterfinals (notably in Roland-Garros in 2011) in 51 Grand Slam tournaments. The 52nd was the good for the 29-year-old Russian, took this Thursday in the first semi-final of the female painting to climb in a final of a major for the first time in his life. for that, the player who appeared at the 32nd place of the world ranking before the beginning of the Parisian Rendez-vous upgraded (7-5, 6-3) Tamara Zidansek in a little more than one hour of play (1h36) . The Moscout, number 31 Series head, had nevertheless undoubted this semifinal, with a breaker granted from the first game to the 23-year-old young Slovenian and revealing the fortnight at the ladies.

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in her 52nd Major, ???????? @nastiapav has Secured a Maiden Final and a return to the top 20 with 7-5, 6-3 Win over Tamara Zidansek. #rolandGarros pic.twitter.com/u4mrz0m2ce - Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 10, 2021 An early meeting missed by Pavlyuchenkova which did not stop the one that had essentially had sawtooth results Since the beginning of his long career to quickly find colors, to return immediately to the 85th in the standings and take off in the stride. Cloaker, Zidansek, however, managed to pick up again, and it took a last russian effort to make the difference definitively in this first handle and so clear with a set in advance. Despite two conceded breaks, the second set turned out much less hanging than the first. Immediately in front of the Sabalenka's fall, Azarenka and Rybakina to name that they have been constantly the race in mind to validate the arrival this very first ticket for a final in Grand Chelem, Saturday against Sakkari or Krejcikova.

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