French Open Semifinals: Barbora Krejcikova defeats Maria Sakkari to face Pavlyuchenkova in French Open finals- Barbora Krejcikova will play Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the French Open final after the Czech world number 33 saved a match point to defeat Greek 17th seed Maria Sakkari 7-5, 4-6, 9-7 on Thursday.
Krejcikova, 25, is the fourth unseeded women’s finalist in five years at Roland Garros. She won the French Open doubles title in 2018 but her best previous result in singles was a run to the fourth round here last year.
It will be the sixth successive French Open to crown a first-time women’s major champion.
🇨🇿🇨🇿🇨🇿 Czech stunner.
Barbora Krejcikova saves MP to beat Maria Sakkari 75 46 97 to advance to her 1st major final.
At RG last fall, Krejcikova had yet to break Top 100.
On Saturday she’ll bid to become the 1st Czech champion of Roland Garros since Hana Mandilikova in 1981. pic.twitter.com/FGbR0rQBcZ
— WTA Insider (@WTA_insider) June 10, 2021
The first set between Krejcikova and Sakkari saw back and forth action and at one stage, it stood level at 5-5. In the end, Krejcikova managed to hold her nerve and she took the first set 7-5.
Greece’s Sakkari staged a comeback in the second set and she managed to win it 6-4, and as a result, the match progressed into the third and deciding set.
The third set saw back and forth action between both the opponents and at one stage, it was level at 7-7. However, going for the kill, Krejcikova raised her game and she progressed to the finals of the tournament.French Open Semifinals: Barbora Krejcikova defeats Maria Sakkari to face Pavlyuchenkova in French Open finals
Barbora Krejcikova’s Road to the #RG21 Final:
d. Kr.Pliskova 57 64 62
d.  Alexandrova 62 63
d.  Svitolina 63 62
d. Stephens 62 60
d.  Gauff 76 63
d.  Sakkari 75 46 97 (saved MP)
Extends her winning streak to 11 matches, has won 13 of her last 14 matches.
In India, Women Singles finals will be live streamed & live broadcasted on Star Sports Select & will be live-streamed on OTT-platform Disney+Hotstar.
First Semifinal – Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova takes on Tamara Zidansek LIVE @ 6.30 PM
Second Semifinal – Maria Sakkari plays Barbora Krejcikova LIVE @ 8.00 PM IST
French Open finals LIVE – Krejcikova v Sakkari LIVE:
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(with ANI inputs)