- Record Slovenian player to join Grand Slam semis
- Dee with Anastasia in the semis
- French Open
Paris: Unseeded Tamara Zidanesek, who had a spectacular victory in the Horahori battle, advanced to the French Open semis. Tamara defeated Paula Badosa Gibert (33rd) to become the first Slovenian player to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam. Russian athlete Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova also reached the semis for the first time, similar to Zidanesek. 31st seed Anastasia Amitumi will face Tamara for a place in the final. Meanwhile, defending champ Iga Sweatech reached the quarterfinals.
Fighting Alchemy ..: Anonymous 23-year-old Zidanesek, who has never crossed the second round in Roland Garros, is all set to advance to the semis together. World No. 85 Tamara Zidanesek defeated Paula Badosa Gibert (Spain) 7-5, 4-6, 8-6 in a thrilling women’s singles quarterfinal match on Tuesday. The match lasted for 2 hours and 26 minutes and the two players clashed head to head throughout the match. Tamara trailed 0-3 in the first set but then bounced back to tie at 3-3. From there the lead changed hands and the two were tied 5-5. However, Zidane, who has won two games in a row, won the first set. However, in the second set, Badosa gave Tamara the lead with an unexpected counterattack. The Spaniard won four games in a row and won the second set 6-4, trailing 2-4. In the decisive third set, Tamara and Badosa went on as if they were you.
Badosa, who broke Tamara’s serve in the first game, won the next game 2-0. Zidane, on the other hand, also won two games in a row and tied 2-2. From here it was 6-6 as they retained their services. However, Tamara won the 13th game. After that she broke the opponent’s serve and won the match with the set 8-6. In another thrilling quarterfinal, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova defeated 21st seed Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan) 6-7 (2), 6-2, 9-7. Despite losing the first set 6-7 in the tiebreak, Pavlyuchenkova, who played aggressively in the second set, won 6-2. However, Anastasia won the decisive third set 9-7 to advance to the semis. In the fourth round, defending champion Iga Svitech (Poland) advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Marta Kostyuk (Ukraine).
Zverev eloquently ..
In the men’s singles, German Alexander Zverev advanced to the semifinals as Alavoka. In the quarterfinals, sixth seed Zverev defeated Alejandro Davidovic Fokina (Spain) 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 in straight sets. This is Zverev’s first appearance in the French Open semis.