Kasatkina into maiden Grand Slam semifinal at French Open

Published:Mar 10, 202422:16
Kasatkina into maiden Grand Slam semifinal at French Open

Daria Kasatkina reached her maiden Grand Slam semifinal on Wednesday with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) victory over fellow Russian, Veronika Kudermetova.

The 25-year-old Kasatkina, ranked at 20, will face both world primary Iga Swiatek or Jessica Pegula for a spot in Saturday's championship match.

Kasatkina, taking part in in her third profession quarterfinal on the Slams however first since 2018, has made the semis with out dropping a set.

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Kudermetova was in her first quarterfinal on the majors, and the strain was obvious as she dedicated 50 unforced errors and needed to save 12 of 17 break factors.

"You may see that the match was actually nervous and tight, particularly the tie-break," stated Kasatkina, a former junior champion in Paris.

"The previous couple of factors had been super-tight. I am completely happy on the finish that I received. I am completely happy to be within the semis for the primary time.

She added: "My field had been fairly nervous, particularly on the finish. Thanks guys, and preserve calm - it is OK!"

The 25-year-old Kudermetova wanted a medical timeout at 5-6 within the second set and battled to save lots of 4 match factors within the tiebreak.

Kasatkina, nonetheless, secured victory on her fifth match level courtesy of a sweetly-timed backhand drop shot.

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