Muchova converted from match point, Swiatek rolled – the women’s final pairing was formed at Roland Garros
Defending champion Iga Switek will be Karolina Muchova’s opponent in Saturday’s women’s singles final at the French Open.
The first set was won by the Czech, the second by the Belarusian player who won the Australian Open in a short time, then in the final match the second seed Zapalenka managed to win 5: 2 to advance and had a match point.
However, the 26-year-old Macová, ranked 43rd in the world rankings, won five matches in a row from now on, turned the 3-hour-13-minute encounter, and thus could prepare for the first Grand Slam final of her career. By winning the GS Championship in Paris, Szabalenka could have reached number one in the world rankings, but at the moment that dream has not come true.
Defending champion Iga Switek will be Muchova’s opponent in Saturday’s women’s singles final after the Polish No. 14 seed beat Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad-Maia in two hours, 11 minutes in Thursday’s second semi-final.
Swiatek made it to the finals without losing a match, and after 2020 and 2022, he could win his third Grand Slam tournament on clay.
Women’s singles, semi-finals
Swiatek (Poland, 1st place) – Haddad Maya (Brazil, 14th place) 6:2, 7:6 (9-7)
Muchova (Czech Republic) – Szabalenka (Belarus, second) 7:6 (7-5), 6:7 (5:7), 7:5
Mixed doubles, final
Kato Migo, Tim Butz (Japan-Germany) – Bianca Andreescu, Michael Venus (Canada-New Zealand) 4:6, 6:4, 10-6 – final cut
epa10680320 Iga Swiatek of Poland reacts after defeating Beatriz Haddad Maia of Brazil in the women’s semi-final match during the French Open tennis Grand Slam at Roland Garros in Paris, France, June 8, 2023 EPA / CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON