Tamara Zidansek vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova French Open Tennis Picks and Predictions 6/10/21
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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Tamara Zidansek
Thursday June 10, 2021
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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Tamara Zidansek meet Thursday in the semifinal of the 2021 tennis French Open.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is coming off a three sets win over Elena Rybakina that took 37 games to decide. In the victory, Pavlyuchenkova won 69 percent of her first serve points and 55 percent of her second serve points. Pavlyuchenkova won 64 percent of her total service points and converted on six of her 17 break points. Pavlyuchenkova bounced back after losing a first set tiebreak and won a third set that included 16 games. Pavlyuchenkova hit 44 winners in the victory and won her first grand slam quarterfinal in her seventh try. Pavlyuchenkova looks to make her first career grand slam final appearance. Pavlyuchenkova has won nine of her last 10 matches on clay court.
Tamara Zidansek is coming off a three sets win over Paula Badosa Gibert that took 36 games to decide. In the victory, Zidansek won 60 percent of her first serve points and 40 percent of her second serve points. Zidansek won 54 percent of her total service points and converted on eight of her 13 break points. Zidansek won a third set that included 14 games and hit 48 winners in the biggest win of her career 23 years old. Zidansek has now won each of her last four matches that have gone the distance. Zidansek looks to make her first career grand slam final appearance. Zidansek has won eight of her last 10 matches on clay court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
You could make a case for either side here with both players never making it this far. Zidansek is also at her best on clay and has a shot if she keeps spraying winners. However, as I’ve said a lot in the past, experience is key at this point in grand slams. Pavlyuchenkova has played a lot more tennis, and while she’s never made it this far, she does have several quarterfinal trips in singles and doubles she can lean on. This is finally Pavlyuchenkova’s chance to climb the top of the mountain. I give her the edge.
Pavlyuchenkova makes her first career grand slam final.