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Roland-Garros: Krejcikova-Pavlyuchenkova, the ladies final in figures

2021-06-13T11:33:00.145Z

Barbora Krejcikova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova face off this Saturday afternoon to clinch their first Grand Slam title.



For men, things are clear.

The favorites rarely go missing at the end of the second week.

In the women's tournament, on the other hand, it is better to have studied all the CVs so as not to be taken aback when the table is very lacking in the top seeds.

Here is what you need to know about the upcoming duel between Barbora Krejcikova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

0.

Whoever wins this Saturday, it will be her first Grand Slam title.

Since the third coronation of Serena Williams in 2015, the female table has given birth each time to a new winner (Muguruza, Ostapenko, Halep, Barty and Swiatek last year).

1.

On her remarkable run, Barbora Krejcikova had to dismiss a match point against Greece's Sakkari in the longest semi-final in the history of the tournament (3:18).

The former protégé of Czech champion Jana Novotna (who died of cancer in 2017) ended up winning 9-7 in the third set, on her fifth match point.

“Fighting all the time, on the court but also in life, is the most important”, she summed up.

She had also eliminated Svitolina, Stephens or Gauff in previous rounds.

2.

Krejcikova has already lifted the Roland-Garros trophy… in doubles in 2018, with her compatriot Siniakova.

She has also won Wimbledon in doubles and three times the Australian Open in mixed doubles.

This Friday, the Brno player managed to reach the final, still with Siniakova.

The last player to have won both singles and doubles in the West of Paris remains Mary Pierce in 2000.

🎾 incredible end of the match on the Philippe-Chatrier court between Maria Sakkari 🇬🇷 and Barbora Krejcikova 🇨🇿.

Even the referee wants the match to continue (7-8) #RolandGarros



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- France tv sport (@francetvsport) June 10, 2021

5.

Barbora Krejcikova wasted no time in securing her first major singles final.

The Czech, 25 years old and 33rd in the world, is only playing her fifth Grand Slam table.

“Now is the right time, it's the right timing, especially mentally, she analyzes.

I feel like I have everything I need, because I have reached the maturity I need, I enjoy things.

"

40.

It has been forty years since a Czech player won the Grail in Paris.

Hana Mandlikova, then Czechoslovakian, beat the German Hanika in the final (6-2, 6-4).

Martina Navratilova then distinguished herself twice (1982 and 1984), but the native of Prague had already embraced American nationality.

Read also Roland-Garros: the robot portrait of the perfect champion

52.

Her rival, on the contrary, is rather rewarded for her patience.

The Russian, 30 years old in July and 32nd in the WTA, will have had to wait for her 52nd Major to taste the happiness of the meeting on the second Saturday.

A record.

“It has been a very long, particular journey, blows the former resident of the Mouratoglou academy.

Everyone has a different way.

I always believed that I could make it to the Grand Slam final, because I felt I had the game, but mentally, maybe I wasn't ready enough.

"

🎾 The Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 🇷🇺 is the first to qualify for the final, dominating the Slovenian Tamara Zidansek 🇸🇮, yet very catchy, in two sets (7-5, 6-3 in 1h34) #RolandGarros



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- France tv sport (@francetvsport) June 10, 2021

85.

It is the sum in Scrabble of the surnames of the two players.

In this game, Pavlyuchenkova leads 45 to 40, not counting the inevitable double count or triple count words needed to fit the 14 letters of the first.

1,400,000.

The winner will pocket a check for 1.4 million euros, like her male counterpart this Sunday.

A prize money down 12.5%, compared to that of the 2020 edition.

Source: leparis

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