• French Open 2021: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova takes on Barbora Krejcikova in final

    13 days ago - By BBC

    A new Grand Slam singles champion will be crowned when Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova takes on Barbora Krejcikova in the French Open final.
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  • French Open surprise: Pavlyuchenkova vs Krejcikova in final

    13 days ago - By TORONTO STAR


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  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova's French Open run a feat of mental strength

    13 days ago - By The Guardian

    Russian's talent has never been in doubt but her achievements have previously been hamstrung by her mental game Throughout her career, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova's talent has never been in doubt. Her ball striking has always been clean as a whistle, her touch supreme since the days she was terrorising far older junior players aged just 14, but her success has always been handcuffed by her mental game. It has made her breakout tournament in Paris all the more impactful. While the women's semi-finals produced the rare scenario of four first-time semi-finalists, an instance that only happened...
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  • Zverev v Tsitsipas: French Open semi-final goes to fifth set - live!

    13 days ago - By The Guardian

    Game-by-game updates from the semi-final at Roland Garros Krejcikova saves match point to face Pavlyuchenkova in final Get in touch! Email Barry here or tweet bglendenning 5.13pm BST Fifth set: *Zverev 1-3 Tsitsipas : Zverev sends a loose shot wide and it's 30-30, as Tsitsipas continues to win the points duked out over longer rallies. A backhand block gives the Greek break point, rousing the crowd and he pumps the air with his fist as Zverev finds the net with a backhand in the next rally. He has the break! 5.09pm BST Fifth set: Zverev 1-2 Tsitsipas* : A brilliant forehand to the corner...
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  • French Open surprise: Pavlyuchenkova vs. Krejcikova in final

    13 days ago - By Sportsnet

    Success seemed to come so quickly and easily for Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova as a junior, including three Grand Slam girls' titles and a No. 1 ranking by her early teens.
    Not so much in the professional ranks.
    Her match against Barbora Krejcikova at the French Open on Saturday comes at the end of Pavlyuchenkova's 52nd major tournament, the most Slam appearances before reaching a final for any woman in the Open era, which began in 1968.
    Here's what present-day Pavlyuchenkova thinks her younger self would make of that: “14-year-old me would tell me, `Like, what took you so long?”'
    “It's tough...
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