Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Tamara Zidansek will lock horns in the semifinals of the French Open 2021. The two players are making their first semifinal appearance at a Grandslam, and have been in solid form so far.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova defeated Elena Rybakina in a thrilling three set win in the quarterfinals, and has battled past the third seed, Aryna Sabalenka and two time Grandslam champion, Victoria Azarenka in the earlier rounds.
On the other, Tamara Zidansek is another surprise semifinalist at French Open 2021. The Slovenian also battled past the Spaniard, Paula Badosa Gibert in three sets in the quarterfinals on Tuesday. Zidansek shocked the US Open 2019 champion, Bianca Andreescu in three sets in the first round.
French Open 2021: Tamara Zidansek vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Preddiction
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has made use of her hard-hitting game on the red clay in Paris. The Russian has overpowered her opponents with her incredible shot making, and has managed to keep her composure at vital points in the match. She lashes out on to the second serve of her opponents, putting them onto the back foot very early in the match. The kind of tennis she played in the last set against Aryna Sabalenka in the third round, shows her true quality and character.
Tamara Zidansek came into the tournament on the back of a couple of early round exits. However, she has taken the French Open 2021 by storm after her incredible run in Paris. The Czech has played three close three set matches, and has managed to hold her nerves on all occasions. The 23-year old has a great opportunity to claim the title this year at French Open, as none of the top 10 seeds are still remaining in the draw.
The match is expected to be a three set battle, and it can go either way. The player who deals with pressure more effectively, will emerge victorious in the semifinals.
Match Prediction: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to win in three sets