Elena Ostapenko and Simona Halep made the final of the Open championship of France.
In the first semifinal met the birthday girl – Jelena Ostapenko match day celebrated its 20th anniversary, and Timea Bacsinszky was celebrating his 28th birthday. Both players were trying for the first time in his career to reach the final of the tournament series Grand slam.
During the first set of three tennis players have exchanged breaks, and at the tiebreak constantly attacked Ostapenko has played a more reliable and took the lead. In the second game it was the victory of Latvian in two sets, but the young Elena with the score 3:3 and 40:0 lost your feed for a few minutes and turned off of the game. Bachinski took advantage of the failure of her rival and leveled the score in sets.
During the decisive set Ostapenko twice allowed Bacsinszky to return his serve, but when the score was 3:3 markedly increased and scored a historic victory. The Latvian, who is in the current WTA ranking 47th place, will be the last-place finalist in the history of Roland Garros.
Elena Ostapenko (Latvia) — Timea Bachinski (Switzerland, 30) — 7:6, 3:6, 6:3
The second finalist of the Open championship of France became the Simona Halep – Romanian, miraculously pulled out the victory in a quarterfinal match against Elina Svitolina in a tense three-set winner match beat Karolina Pliskova and did not allow the Czech Republic to threaten on the status of the first racket of the world.
Halep is the only break he took the first set, the second set Pliskova has already scored once at the reception, and in the next game played three break points and leveled the score in sets. Key in the match was the eighth game decisive game – Pliskova on break point allowed
unforced error and are unable to save the match.
Simona Halep (Romania, 3) – Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic, 2) – 6:4, 3:6, 6:3
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