Czech tennis player Petra Kvitova and American Sofija Kenina, after winning in Paris on Wednesday, the latter entered the semifinals of the French Open, where they will meet in a match, according to the organizers. The men’s semi-finalists were closed by the Greek Stefan Cicip and the world leader Serb Novak Djokovic.
In his career, Kvitov, who won the Wimbledon Championship twice in the quarterfinals, defeated Laura Zīgemundi from Germany 6-3, 6-3 and was among the four strongest players in Paris for the second time. Australian Open Championship winner Kenina, on the other hand, beat Daniel Collins 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 in a duel of two US tennis players, whose last set of medical break did not help prevent muscle sprain.
Kvitov played in the semi-finals for the last time in 2012, when he gave in to the next winning Russian Maria Sharapova. Currently, 30-year-old Kvitova considers Paris a special place for herself, as she returned to the competition in the French capital in 2017 after six months of treatment, which was necessary after a robber attacked a tennis player with a knife at her home.
In the second semi-final, the opponent of the Polish Iga Šviontek on Thursday will be the Argentine tennis player Nadja Podorska, who never before in the “Grand Slam” tournament went beyond the first round of the main competition. Only the 19-year-old Schwiontek, who was able to reach the eighth final and third round respectively in the Australian and US Open Championships, is having a more successful season. Schwiontek will also participate in the semi-finals of the doubles semi-final with the American Nikolai Melikars.
Later on Wednesday, the last two quarter finals were played by men. Cicips, placed with the fifth number, entered the semi-finals, securing 7-5, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Russian Andrei Rublov.
In the fight for the last ticket to the semi-finals, the main favorite Djokovic defeated the Spanish player Pablo Karenju-Bust with 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4. Djokovic also met with Karenj-Bust in the US Open Championship in September, where the Serb earned a disqualification for hitting a ball with the line referee.
The second racket was previously secured by the second racket of the tournament, the Spaniard Rafael Nadal and the Argentine tennis player Diego Schwarzman.
The French Open Clay Championship will end on Sunday, October 11, with professionals also competing for a € 38 million prize pool.
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