RUSSIAN tennis player Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova advanced to the semifinals of Roland Garros in Paris today, for the first time in her career, after she defeated the 22nd tennis player in the world, Elena Ribakina from Kazakhstan, after three sets, 6: 7, 6: 2, 9: 7.
Pavlyuchenkova, the 32nd tennis player in the world, won after two hours and 43 minutes.
The tennis players made one break in the first set and a tie-break was played, which Ribakina won with 7: 2. Pavlyuchenkova was better in the second set, she took the service away from the opponent twice and equalized in the match.
The Russian started the third set better, she took the lead with 2: 0, but Ribakina managed to turn it around to 3: 2. Pavlyuchenkova immediately returned the break and equalized, and after that, the tennis players won games on their serves until the last 16th game, when the Russian took the service away from Kazakhstan and placed in the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in her career.
Pavljučenkova will play in the semifinals against Tamara Zidanšek from Slovenia, who earlier today defeated the Spaniard Paula Bados with 7: 5, 4: 6, 8: 6.
Both tennis players are playing in the semifinals of the Grand Slam tournament for the first time in their careers.
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