Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 31st seed at French Open 2021 will face the Slovenian, Tamara Zidansek in the semifinals om Thursday. The Russian is ranked 32nd in the WTA Rankings, whereas, Zidansek is ranked just inside the top 100 on the 85th spot.
|Tournament||French Open 2021|
|Match||Tamara Zidansek vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova|
|Date||10th June, 2021|
|Prize Money||$453,940 (INR 3,40,45,500 approx.)|
Tamara Zidansek vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: Match Preview
Tamara Zidansek continues her dream run in Paris, after her incredible three set victory over Paula Badosa Gibert in the quarterfinals. The Slovenian won the third set by a score line of 8-6 to progress into the last four. In the first round, she created an early upset, as she defeated Bianca Andreescu in three sets.
In the second round, she defeated the American, Madison Brengle in straight sets, followed by a three set victory over Katerina Siniakova in the third round. She stormed past Sorana Cirstea in straight sets in the fourth round, and makes her first semifinals appearance at a Grandslam.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is another surprise semifinalist in Paris. She defeated Elena Rybakina in another three set marathon, as she took the last set by a scoreline of 9-7. The Russian defeated Aryna Sabalenka in three sets in the third round, followed by another three sets victory over Victoria Azarenka in the fourth round. The 31st seed defeated Ajla Tomlijanovic in straight sets in round two, and also defeated Christina McHale in another straight sets win in the first round.
Tamara Zidansek vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: Head-to-Head
The duo have never faced off against each other, and the head to head stands at 0-0.
Tamara Zidansek vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: Match Prediction
Both players will compete in their first Grandslam semifinal on Thursday, and as a result, there will be a lot of nerves in the opening stages. They have beaten some quality players on their way to the semifinals, and have held their composure at vital points in the match. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has impressed with her powerful hitting, and defeated one of the top contenders, Aryna Sabalenka in the third round. The match is expected to go into a third set, with the match going either way.
Match Prediction: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to win in three sets