We’re back with another 2021 French Open Daily Update, where we take a look at what has happened on the French Clay over the day.
On Thursday, June 10, Stade Roland Garros served us with two exciting semi-finals matches on the women’s side of the Grand Slam. Here is our update on what has happened, keeping you up to date with the information needed to bet on French Open odds.
2021 French Open Daily Betting Update – June 10th Update
ATP & WTA Betting | 2021 French Open
- When: May 30th – June 13th
- Where: Roland Garros Stadium, Paris, France
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beats Tamara Zidanšek
Russian 31st seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat Tamara Zidanšek in the semi-finals of the 2021 French Open to get one step closer to her career-first Grand Slam title. The match ended with 7-5, 6-6 in favor of the Russian, who has now reached her career-first Grand Slam tournament finals.
The result comes as no shock. Even though Pavlyuchenkova had never played at this stage of the competition previously, she is a far more experienced player than the 23-year-old Zidansek.
Pavlyuchenkova has already had six Grand Slam quarter-finals finishes in her career. That record includes a 2011 French Open QF exit when Pavlyuchenkova beat Aryna Sabalenka and Victoria Azarenka.
To compare Pavlyuchenkova’s career achievement to Zidansek would be meaningless, seeing how world no.85 had never before made it past R2 at a Grand Slam tournament. What’s more, the young Slovenian had also never won a WTA title, nor has she ever reached top-50 in the rankings.
Regardless of her painful loss on Thursday, Zidanšek can be happy with her achievements from the past week. She beat 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu in R1, Madison Brengle in R2, and Kateřina Siniaková in R3.
To that, the Slovenian added two remarkable victories against Sorana Cîrstea and Paula Badosa in the quarter-finals. She might have lost her shot at the Grand Slam title, but Zidanšek had proven she belongs amongst the world’s elite tennis players.
Barbora Krejcikova Is Through to the Finals!
Barbora Krejcikova earned her spot in the history book on Thursday, June 10, with a 7-5, 4-6, 9-7 victory over Maria Sakkari, becoming the first Czech woman in 40 years to reach the French Open finals.
However, that success didn’t come easy for world no.33, who had to battle through one of the toughest fixtures of her career.
“I always dreamed of playing a match like this, even since I was a junior,” said Krejcikova.
“Even if I had lost, it would still be an honor. I think it is important to fight, in tennis and in life, and we were both playing at the very top of our games.”
With her impressive display against the Greek tennis star, Krejcikova secured her career-first French Open singles finals appearance. It also marks Krejcikova’s best singles placement in a Grand Slam tournament, having never made it past R4.
To this year, Krejcikova’s best run at a Grand Slam came at the 2020 French Open, when she made it to R4. Her other accomplishments include two R2 exits at the Australian Open and eight failed qualifying runs for US Open and Wimbledon.
Despite her loss, Sakkari should be happy with her performances at the French Open. After four consecutive trips to France, where she failed to make it past R3, Sakkari locked in her first-ever Grand Slam semi-finals.
Barbora Krejcikova will face off against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the 2021 French Open grand finals on Friday, June 11. The two will battle it out for their career-first Grand Slam title in a match no tennis fan should miss.