French Open 2021: Barbora Krejčkova defeated Maria Sakkari with three sets of thrillers to reach the first Grand Slam final at Roland Gallos in Paris on Thursday.
French Open 2021 wins women’s singles event for the first time (Reuters photo)
- Barbora Kletikova defeated Maria Sakkari 7-5, 4-6, 9-7 in the second women’s semifinal in Paris.
- “I always wanted to play a match like this,” said exhausted Krejčova after the match.
- Krejčova set up Roland Gallos final against Russia’s Anastasia Pavlychenkova
Czech tennis player Barbora Krejčkova overcame Maria Sakkari’s energetic performance to advance to the first Grand Slam final after winning the second semifinal of the French Open 2021 on Thursday.
The world’s No. 33 Krejčova saved match points on the way to defeating 17-seeded Greeks 7-5, 4-6, 9-7 in a marathon match that lasted 3 hours and 18 minutes in Paris.
Krejčova survived the match, hitting a backhand winner on the net, down 5-3, 30-40 on a decider serve with 17-seeded Maria Sakkari. She finally held and returned to the 5-5 level in the next game.
Krejčova needed five match points to seal his victory at Court Philippe-Chatrie.
“I always wanted to play a match like this,” said exhausted Krejčova after the match.
Clay Court Major will see the first victory in the women’s singles when Kreticova sets the final against Russia’s Anastasia Pavlychenkova, who defeated Slovenia’s Tamara Zidane Sek 7-5, 6-3 in the first semi-final. ..
Seeded in 31st place, Pabruchenkova has played in the 52nd major tournament and the 14th French Open. She was 0-6 in the major quarterfinals before finally overcoming that hurdle on Tuesday, and she was more stable than the big swing Zidansek in their semifinals.
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French Open 2021: Barbora Krejčkova wins three sets of thrillers, Maria Sakkari advances to the first Grand Slam final
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