Pavlyuchenkova qualifies for the Roland Garros final

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The Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 29, reached the final of Roland Garros for the first time in her career, after defeating the Slovenian Tamara Zidansek, 7-5, 6-3, in 1 hour and 34 minutes.

After having played up to seven times in the quarterfinals of the different Grand Slam, the 32nd in the world managed to overcome that round and was far superior to the Slovenian, 85 in the ranking at 23 years old to get into the final.

The Russian had to participate in 52 the Grand Slam to reach the last step, where the winner of the duel between the Greek Maria Sakkari, 18 of the world, 25 years old, and the Czech Barbora Krejcikova, of the same age and 33 of the ranking.

Until now, the Italian Flavia Penneta was the player who had needed the most participations in a big game to reach the final, 49.

She will be the first Russian in a final in Paris since Maria Sharapova did it in 2014.

On her way to the final, the Russian has left the likes of Sabalenka and Azarenka in the lurch.

EFE

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