One thing is already certain: an outsider will win the women's French Open in 2021.
We accompany the tennis final in the live ticker.
In the women's final of the French Open on Saturday (from 3 p.m.) the Russian Anastasia Pawljutschenkowa and Barbora Krejcikova from the Czech Republic will duel.
Both players reached the final as a complete surprise.
Don't miss a rally in our live ticker.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
Barbora Krejcikova (CZE)
Paris - Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova had to wait longer for this day than any other player before her.
She has competed 52 times in a Grand Slam tournament and has played 122 games so far in one of the four most important events in the tennis world.
And now finally the final of the French Open *.
"It's been a long journey," said the 29-year-old before the final against unseeded Czech Barbora Krejcikova.
“There were a lot of ups and downs, it wasn't easy,” admitted Pavlyuchenkova.
We accompany the showdown of the outsiders from 3 p.m. in the live ticker.
French Open final of the women in the live ticker: Krejcikova or Pavlyuchenkova?
Pavlyuchenkova is the first Russian in the final of a Grand Slam tournament since Maria Sharapova, who has since resigned at the 2015 Australian Open.
“I really didn't expect that I would make it to the final here this year,” said the number 32 in the world.
"But you can't plan something like that anyway."
In the semifinals against the Slovenian Tamara Zidansek, she had her nerves under control.
That will be the key against Krejcikova too.
For both of them it is the first Grand Slam * final of their careers.
The 25-year-old Czech is also in top form, having just celebrated her first title at the tournament in Strasbourg in the run-up to the French Open.
But Pavlyuchenkova has waited so long, now she also wants the title.
"There's just one game left," said the Russian.
Meeting of outsiders in the French Open final: Czech can even get a double
The Czech Krejcikova, on the other hand, even has the chance to get the double in Paris.
At the side of her compatriot Katerina Siniakova, the 25-year-old sat in the semifinals against Magda Linette / Bernarda Pera (Poland / USA) and thus also made it into the final in doubles.
The French Mary Pierece last achieved a French Open double in 2000.
For Krejcikova, a single triumph would be the culmination of an unusual year. “I've really matured. I just appreciate things more. Especially after what I've been through, with this pandemic and everything. ”Meanwhile, the dream of the final for the German hopeful Alexander Zverev has burst. The 24-year-old lost to the Greek shooting star Stefanos Tsitsipas in a five-sentence thriller.
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