2021 French Open Semi-Final – Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Tamara Zidansek Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Tamara Zidansek on and what time does it start? Thursday 10th June, 2021 – not before 14:00 (UK)

Where is Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Tamara Zidansek taking place? Stade Roland Garros, Paris

What surface is Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Tamara Zidansek being played on? Clay (outdoor)

Where can I get tickets for Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Tamara Zidansek? Click here for the latest ticket information

What channel is Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Tamara Zidansek on? Both ITV and Eurosport will be showing live coverage of the French Open so it is worth checking their schedules

Where can I stream Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Tamara Zidansek? ITV Hub, Eurosport Player & Amazon Prime Video (in France only)

THE PREDICTION

This is an incredible time to find a first meeting between two players who have spent many years on tour in world number 85 Tamara Zidansek and number 32 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. It will be a terribly bitter pill to swallow for whomever loses out in this semi-final, particularly for 29-year-old Pavlyuchenkova who has finally smashed her personal best of a quarter-final placing at a Grand Slam at the seventh time of asking. The Russian has exploded through three incredibly tough matches against Aryna Sabalenka, Victoria Azarenka and Elena Rybakina to reach her first semi-final and her experience may help through to the final now she has broken her duck. However, 23-year-old Zidansek backed up her first-round win over Bianca Andreescu with a brilliant performance against Paula Badosa over three tough sets too. Given that the two have not faced each other before, take this one to see three sets and leave the finalist up to chance.

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