The women's singles at the Roland Garros 2021 was certainly one of the most surprising Slam tournaments of recent years with a final that does not see any of the Top 30 protagonists. On the one hand Krejcikova got the better of Maria Sakkari, quite surprisingly, and on the other Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
The Russian beat Zidansek in two sets and at almost 30 years old she will play the sensational chance to win the Roland Garros, what would be her first career Slam. Work, sacrifice and faith have led Anastasia to play an unexpected chance, a title that she would surely have sensational.
In the press conference, the expert tennis player made interesting statements. She said: "I have shown myself that I can do it in a Grand Slam, only me, no one else. I played well and I won the game, I served well and I was focused throughout the match so I'm here now.
I know what to do from now on.
Pavlyuchenkova: "The Final? A special moment that I want to enjoy"
Light rejoicing? I did what I felt, I'm not a player who cheers a lot, I'm not one of those who do something for the simple fact of having to do it.
I do everything just by nature and by what I feel, that's why I haven't celebrated it so much. It's my biggest final and now I don't think about my opponent. First final after 53 Grand Slam? I join the club of tennis players like Francesca Schiavone and Roberta Vinci, I'm focused and I'd like to win.
At least I want to try, that's what I want. I want to enjoy it, it will be a special moment. It's been a long way and I don't know why it took all this time but everyone has her time. As a tennis player you always dream of lifting a great title, you have always thought about it and I have been thinking about it since I started playing tennis.
Until Saturday I followed my routine and I will prepare normally for the next match. Right now I also want to have fun, I don't have double because we lost, I think that match also took away a lot of energy from me. Now I have to concentrate on the last race I have left."