Another Surprise at the French Open
-PARIS (AP) - Unseeded Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic has overcome a match point and an apparent blown call to reach her first Grand Slam final. She outlasted No. 17-seeded Maria Sakkari of Greece 7-5, 4-6, 9-7 at the French Open. An incorrect ruling by chair umpire Pierre Bacchi in the final game briefly delayed Krejcikova’s victory, but four points later she hit a backhand winner to close out the biggest win of her career. Her opponent Saturday will be 29-year-old Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who also advanced to her first major final by beating unseeded Tamara Zidansek in straight sets.
Subscribe to our News 10 newsletter and receive the latest local news and weather straight to your email every morning.