31st seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will take on Slovenian tennis star Tamara Zidanšek in the much-anticipated semi-final of the French Open 2021 on Thursday. Both these players have fought really hard to make their way into the final 4. Pavlyuchenkova executed a major upset by knocking out Elena Rybakina in an incredibly entertaining quarter-final by 6-7(2), 6-2, 9-7.
Pavlyuchenkova has made it into the semi-finals of a Grand Slam for the first time in her career. Her outstanding ability to bamboozle the best in the business has left numerous tennis fans in shock. She went past 15th seeded Victoria Azarenka in her fourth-round clash after losing the first set. Moreover, she also defeated 3rd seeded Aryna Sabalenka in another contest which went into the third set.
- Paris- 2:30 pm
- Delhi- 6:30 pm
- New York- 8:30 am
- Geneva- 2:30 pm
- Melbourne- 11:30 pm
- London- 1:30 pm
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Tamara Zidanšek: Live Stream details
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has not completely dominated her opponents in the French Open 2021, however, her ability to script comebacks after lagging behind has allowed her to progress this far. Powerful groundstrokes and quick movement across the clay-court have made her a front-runner to lift the coveted trophy.
Whereas Tamara Zidanšek has also left tennis experts scratching their heads in disbelief as the unseeded 23-year-old has astonishingly made her way into the semis for the first time. Tamara was stretched to the final set in the quarter-final clash by Paula Badosa, but her ability to keep a cool head under pressure allowed her to win the contest by 7-5, 4-6, 8-6.
Tamara Zidanšek’s has been simply superb on the clay. In her third-round clash against Kateřina Siniaková, the Slovenian was bageled in the first set. However, she thrashed her opponent in the next two sets and eventually won the match by 0-6, 7-6, 6-2. Pavlyuchenkova is rated highly but she will have to work really hard to get through Zidanšek.
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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Tamara Zidanšek have played some high-quality tennis thus far. However, the odds are in favor of Pavlyuchenkova, counting Zidanšek out of the game would be a mistake as she has the capability to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. This is destined to be a nail-biting encounter.