The second finalist of the Roland Garros 2021 women's singles is Barbora Krejcikova. The match began with three consecutive breaks, two in favor of Maria Sakkari and one of Krejcikova, and with a series of free mistakes that did not allow the two players to shift the balance.
From 3-1, Sakkari then lost four games in a row, but the Czech missed the occasion and found the decisive play only at 6-5, when the tape sent her rival's forehand out on the break point. In the second set, Sakkari immediately raised her head and in a few minutes she reached 4-0; an advantage that will allow her to take the match to the third.
In the last part of the game, the current number 18 in the WTA ranking continued to push and put pressure on the Czech, who in the third game lost control of the backhand on the break ball in favor of the opponent. Krejcikova then missed a comfortable backhand in the next game and saw Sakkari quickly move up 3-1.
With a slap on the fly, the Czech subsequently canceled a match point in the service and exploited the indecisions of Sakkari when she served for the match. In the end, the 25-year-old from Brno turned out to be the bravest: she didn't let herself be influenced by the three match points wasted in the 14th game and closed the match with a score of 9-7.