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If you missed out on any of the previous days of the 2020 French Open, make sure to check out the articles below!
French Open WTA Singles Semifinals Recap
19-year-old sensation Iga Swiatek and 21-year-old 2020 Australian Open Champion Sofia Kenin reach the 2020 French Open Finals.
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French Open WTA Singles Semifinals Results
Iga Swiatek vs. Nadia Podoroska (q)
19-year-old sensation Iga Swiatek would dominate qualifier Nadia Podoroska from the first ball to the last in their semifinals match today.
To start the match, Swiatek would win three straight games, one on Podoroska’s serve. From there, she would only need to break Podoroska’s serve once more to take the set 6-2.
In the second set, she would come out even better, winning the first four games in a row, one of which was at love. From there, after dropping a game on her serve, Swiatek would win back-to-back games to take the set 6-1.
With this, Iga Swiatek would defeat Nadia Podoroska 6-2, 6-1 to reach her maiden Grand Slam Final at the 2020 French Open.
Sofia Kenin (4) vs. Petra Kvitova (7)
In the second semifinal match of the day, the 2020 Australian Open Champion, Sofia Kenin, would take on two-time Wimbledon Champion Petra Kvitova.
In the opening set of their match, down 0-1, Kenin would make the first move, winning four straight games to take a commanding 4-1 lead.
And, despite a break from Kvitova, Kenin would close out the set at 6-4.
In the second set, down 1-2, Kenin would come to life, winning three straight games in deuce exchanges to take a 4-2 lead and put the pressure on Kvitova.
Following this, each player would hold their serve to 5-4, giving Kenin the chance to serve for the match. But, Kenin would show signs of nerves, falling behind 0-40 before dropping the game to level the set at five.
Nevertheless, Kenin would play on the best games of the match on Kvitova’s serve in the next game to get her break back and get another chance to serve for the match at 6-5.
And, despite starting the twelfth game a little slow, Kenin would take the game to take the set 7-5 and win the match 6-4, 7-5.
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