The surprise Karolina Muchova continues her magnificent journey and will see the Roland-Garros final. The 43rd player in the world overcame the number 2 seed, the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka (7-6 6-7 7-5), this Thursday, in the semi-finals of the French Open. A victory in three extremely tight sets (3h17 of play).
Sabalenka seemed to have taken over and gone to enforce the pecking order by leading 5-2 in the third set. Alas, his opponent chained four consecutive games to pocket the victory and reach a Grand Slam final for the first time in his career. The Czech played (and lost) a half at the Australian Open in 2021. She will face Iga Swiatek or Beatriz Haddad Maia on Saturday in the 2023 Roland-Garros final.