The French Open final will pit Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Barbora Krejcikova on Saturday for an unexpected poster between two beginners at this level. Unbeaten since her defeat in the quarter-finals against Iga Swiatek, defeated against Maria Sakkari in the previous round Porte d’Auteuil, where the Polish held the title, the 25-year-old Czech continued her impressive winning streak (11 now) at the expense of the Greek.
The 33rd in the standings, who is not part of the seeds of the tournament, signed a new feat Thursday in the second semi-final by overcoming the 18th world after an interminable fight (7-5, 4-6, 9-7) which saw Krejcikova save a match point at 5-3 in the last set before finally having the last word (9- 7 in the last set) after 3:19 of play. Sakkari, who was also aiming for a first Grand Slam final, came to the point of realizing her dream.
Finally, she will not see the final, and leaves the Czech, who had never done better than a round of 16 in a Major (already in Paris, in 2020), continue her journey. Fifteen days after she won the very first title of her career in Strasbourg. Krejcikova, notably Elina Svitolina’s faller on her fabulous career, has been riding a fairly incredible dynamic since May 24th. Pavlyuchenkova is warned: her future opponent seems unstoppable at the moment. Roland-Garros, meanwhile, will offer an unimaginable final on Saturday at the start of the tournament.