Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will take on 31st seeded Barbora Krejcikova in the much-awaited French Open 2021 final on Saturday. Both the players have fought hard and executed upsets to make their way into the very last leg of the tournament. Pavlyuchenkova last competed in a French final in 2006.
The Russian tennis star defeated Tamara Zidanšek with relative ease in the semi-final. She thrashed her in straight sets and ended up winning by 7-5, 6-3. Her power-packed game has been too hard to handle for her opponents. Although she was stretched to the final set in the quarter-final Pavlyuchenkova kept a calm head in pressure moments and eventually emerged victoriously. She would have to go past Barbora Krejcikova in the finals to lift the coveted trophy.
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On the other hand, Barbora Krejcikova has also been tremendous throughout the French Open 2021. She surprised tennis fans across the world by defeating 17th seeded Maria Sakkari in the quarter-final clash. Maria made a comeback in the game after dropping the first set, but Barbora displayed immense patience and agility and finally won the contest by 7-5,4-6, 9-7.
The Czech tennis star overcame a match point and after three hours and 18 minutes of play, she eventually executed a monumental upset. There is no doubt about the fact that she will be extremely confident going into the final but Pavlyuchenkova will also not go down without a fight.
Krejcikova has the ability to play long rallies which can tire out her opponent. Pavlyuchenkova at the same time has played a lot of matches recently which has gone into the third set without breaking a sweat. Needless to say, both Pavlyuchenkova and Krejcikova are very evenly matched.
Undoubtedly, it is going to be a historic final. Both, Pavlyuchenkova and Krejcikova will look up to the contest as an opportunity which doesn’t come by easily. It is going to be a hard fought nail-biting encounter. However, odds are slightly in favor of Pavlyuchenkova.
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