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Tennis-Krejcikova beats Sakkari in dramatic French Open semi-final

Tennis-Krejcikova beats Sakkari in dramatic French Open semi-final

10/6/2021 10:10:00 PM

Tennis-Krejcikova beats Sakkari in dramatic French Open semi-final

PARIS: Barbora Krejcikova became the first Czech woman in 40 years to reach the French Open final as she beat Greek 17th seed Maria Sakkari ...

11 Jun 2021 02:55AMShare this contentBookmarkPARIS: Barbora Krejcikova became the first Czech woman in 40 years to reach the French Open final as she beat Greek 17th seed Maria Sakkari 7-5 4-6 9-7 in a nail-biting, see-saw contest on Thursday.The world number 33 struggled with nerves throughout but eventually proved more consistent than Sakkari, who got tight when she served for the match at 5-4 in the third set.

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AdvertisementAdvertisementKrejcikova will face Russian 31st seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who will also be making her maiden appearance in a major singles final, on Saturday.She will be looking to emulate Hana Mandlikova, who won the title at Roland Garros in 1981.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Toby Davis) Read more: CNA »

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