After eight years since the last time, Petra Kvitova has reached the semifinal of Roland Garros. Today she beat Laura Siegemund in three sets with the final score of 6-3 6-3, and now she will wait Sofia Kenin in the best 4 of the women's singles.
In the press conference she talked about her achievement: "Eight years ago I was young, I had already won a title at Wimbledon and I was a favorite. I lost to Maria who then won the tournament. I felt I had a lot of pressure, but even if I didn't play my best on clay, I managed to make it to the semifinals.
So it was a very important result. To be honest though, being in the semifinal after all I've been through probably means a lot more because I never imagined going back to semi-final in a Grand Slam as well as making it to the final in Australia last year.
Another miracle is happening to me." German Laura Siegemund could have been a very tricky opponent, but Kvitova played an excellent match. Abouth the match and her opponent the Czech said: "In the second set, I felt I had a much better chance of keeping the match in balance.
On 2-3 or something like that I did two, three really bad moves with my back and I'm not more successful in serving."
Kvitova vs Kenin in the semifinals
Petra Kvitova and Sofia Kenin will therefore be the semifinalists of the bottom half, the orphaned part of the most anticipated and titled tennis.
Theirs will be a very interesting challenge, if only because they were the only players in the 2020 Slams to reach at least the fourth round in all the tournaments played. The faster playing conditions certainly facilitated Petra Kvitova's aggressive tennis, good at reaching her first semi-final in the Parisian Grand Slam since 2012 (the last entry in the top four in a Major dates back to the Australian Open 2019).
At the opening of the program on Philippe Chatrier, the number 7 seeded Laura Siegemund with a double 6-3 in just 80 minutes. The Czech gave a devastating rhythm from the start from the start, condensing all six of her aces in the opening leg, as well as never having to face the shadow of a break point.
The two-time Wimbledon champion secured two set points with a winning serve and converted the first thanks to a splendid forehand winner. The match script remained unchanged in the second set, with the German immediately forced to chase the accelerations of her opponent.
The Australian Open champion has put an end to the path of Danielle Collins, a daring executioner of Garbine Muguruza and Ons Jabeur. The 22-year-old of Russian origins took advantage of her compatriot's not perfect physical condition to win 6-4 4-6 6-0 in just over two hours of battle.
Collins literally collapsed in the decisive set, showing evident signs of fatigue after the efforts of the previous days. In fact, we recall that Danielle was also on the field yesterday for her round of 16 match postponed on Monday due to rain. The other semi-final of the women's draw includes the challenge between Iga Swiatek and Nadia Podoroska.