Tamara Zidansek continued her dream run at the French Open 2021, as she defeated the Spaniard, Paula Badosa Gibert in a three set thriller in the quarterfinals. The Slovenian won the match by a score-line of 7-5, 4-6, 8-6 to reach her first ever Grandslam semifinals.
Tamara Zidansek stated that she was overwhelmed after reaching the last four in Paris, and wants to focus on one game at a time. “It feels overwhelming. It is hard to take it in this fast, but I am trying to focus on my game, and myself,” she said.
Both, Tamara Zidansek and Paula Badosa Gibert played their first ever Grandslam quarterfinals on Tuesday, and there were bound to be a few nerves. “It was a great opportunity for the both of us, to get into the quarterfinals. But I feel I managed to keep my composure a little bit better than her (Badosa Gibert),” the Slovenian added.
Winning the first round was a big breakthrough: Tamara Zidansek
Tamara Zidansek revealed that her first round win over Bianca Andreescu was a big breakthrough for her. The Slovenian defeated the US Open 2019 champion in three sets to progress into the next round.
“Winning the first round was a big breakthrough for me. I got a lot of confidence from that. Before the tournament, I was feeling really good. I was playing well, especially on clay, had some good matches,” added Zidansek.
Tamara Zidansek will now face the Russian, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the semifinals on Thursday. The latter defeated Elina Rybakina in three sets in the quarterfinals, and has been in red-hot form at the French Open. The 29-year old has defeated the likes of Aryna Sabalenka and Victoria Azarenka on her way to the semifinals, and fans can expect another intriguing encounter in the semifinals.
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