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Another Surprise at the French Open

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Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 4:40 PM EDT
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-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.

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