Reuters / Benoit Tessier
Russian Anastasia Pavlochenkova reached the final of the French Open for the first time in her history at Roland Garros, the second Grand Slam of tennis.
Pavlochenkova, ranked 31, qualified at the expense of Slovenian player Tamara Zidanczyk, ranked 85, after defeating her in two consecutive sets, by (7-5) and (6-3) in the match that brought them together today, Thursday, and lasted one hour and 36 minutes.
In the final, Pavlochenkova will be waiting for the winner of the second match in the semi-finals, which will also bring together the Czech players Barbora Krichkova and Greece’s Maria Skari, ranked 17th.
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It is noteworthy that Anastasia Pavlochenkova, 29, reached for the first time in her history the final match not only of the French Open, but of one of the four Grand Slams “Grand Slam” during her professional career so far, and became the first Russian to reach the final of a Grand Slam as well since 2015. After her retired compatriot Maria Sharapova reached the final of the Australian Open in 2015