French Open 2021: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova defeats Tamara Zidansek reached into first Slam Roland Garros Final.
Russian, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has continued her incredible run to the final of the 2021 French Open with a straight sets, 7-5 6-3, victory while ending the dream charge of Tamara Zidansek.
Tense and nervy start to the match, Zidansek was forced to shush her own team in her box for fear of a coaching violation. Then to end the first set in disappointing fashion.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is the 1st Russian woman to advance to a Slam final since 2015 (Sharapova, AO).
She is the 1st woman to play more than 50 majors before reaching her first major final.
After the underwhelming finish to the opening set with the double fault, Zidansek threw everything she could at Pavlyuchenkova but ultimately the Russian always held the edge and would not let her level drop.
She will now await the winner of the second semi-final between 17th seed Maria Sakkari and Barbora Krejcikova in what will be her first Grand Slam final.