Paris: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia will take on Barbola Krejcikova of the Czech Republic on Saturday for her maiden title on the setter court at Roland Garros.
This was the 52nd time that Anastasia made it to the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament. Along with this, Anastasia is the first female player from Russia, who has made a place in the final of the Grand Slam since 2015. Prior to her, Maria Sharapova of Russia had made it to the final of the Australian Open, where she had to face defeat at the hands of Serena Williams of America.
She has won 12 titles in his career so far said, "Yeah, I had a lot of doubts because let us say I could beat [some] Top 10 players and make the quarterfinal of a major. I was very close to the semi-finals a couple of times, but then it would not happen. It was just up and down in terms of results."
With the victory in the semi-final match, Anastasia has reached the final of a tournament for the 21st time in her career. "This was tough to deal with. I am like, 'OK, I feel I am here,' then no. Then again I am here, then something. Those little puzzles were not coming together every time. I guess, yeah, maybe I had a lot of expectations, as well, that I couldn't deal with over the years," she added.
She also said, "It has been a long road. It has been a lot of ups and downs. It has been a tough one. I definitely did not expect this year to be in the final. I guess you cannot expect those things. I was just there working hard, doing everything possible."
If Anastasia manages to win the French Open title, it will be her first since winning the Strasbourg tournament in 2018. She said, "I just said to myself, 'You know what, this year let us do whatever it takes, anything you can do to improve your game, your mentality. Started working with a sports psychologist, everything. Just I wanted to give it a try so I have no regrets after. That is it."