We have reached the final of the 2021 French Open which means only two men and women remain on their respective sides of the draw. This final match is going to be very interesting to watch as the unseeded Barbora Krejčíková will go up against the 31st seed of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
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Barbora Krejčíková vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (31)
Along her way to the French Open final, unseeded Barbora Krejčíková managed to take out the 32nd, 5th, 24th and 17th seeded players. Throughout her previous six games in the tournament, she has only dropped two sets, one in the first round and another in the semi final. Her last match was a tight three set victory against the 17th seed Sakkari, 7-5, 4-6, 9-7.
Barbora Krejcikova’s Road to the #RG21 Final:
d. Kr.Pliskova 57 64 62
d.  Alexandrova 62 63
d.  Svitolina 63 62
d. Stephens 62 60
d.  Gauff 76 63
d.  Sakkari 75 46 97 (saved MP)
Extends her winning streak to 11 matches, has won 13 of her last 14 matches. pic.twitter.com/mabygeb89A
— WTA Insider (@WTA_insider) June 10, 2021
This is the first time Krejčíková has made the finals of a single draw, but she has had a lot of success in the past in doubles. She is no stranger when it comes to big matches in the double draw, but she must be feeling the pressure of this match. Not only that, but it took her over three hours to defeat Sakkari, so fatigue has got to be a major factor.
Krejčíková is in the finals for the doubles and singles draw in the French Open, which will only be adding to her fatigue, but many fans would be hoping she can grab two titles here at Roland Garros. She really needed to show her fight in her previous match, and it could have really gone either way.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has also had a fairly smooth run to the final match, dropping three sets in the process, one in the third round, another in the fourth round and one in the quarter-final. She has taken out the 3rd, 15th and 21st seeded players on her way to the final at the French Open. Her last match was a straight set victory against unseeded Zidanšek, 7-5, 6-3.
A record previously held by 2015 US Open finalist Roberta Vinci has been broken 🙅♀️
— wta (@WTA) June 10, 2021
This match will also be Pavlyuchenkova’s first Grand Slam final. So both women will have major nerves coming into this match. It’s been a long time coming, but fans are very excited to see Pavlyuchenkova finally reach the final. She has come into the French Open on some really hot form, and will hope to continue this for at least one more game.
Her semi final match was a lot more straightforward compared to that of Krejčíková, she won in straight sets. She did start off a little slow, but was able to get a hold of the match, and once she did, she didn’t let go. Ultimately, it was her strong groundstrokes that booked here a place in the French Open Womens Final.
This is the first time the pair will face off against each other, so you would expect the first few points to be a bit shaky, while they get their feet and figure each other’s games out a little bit better. But there is a huge opportunity for both players here, as none of the top seeds where able to make it into the last rounds at the French Open.
We think this will be a close one, both women know how to adjust their game quickly in order to make a comeback. We think Pavlyuchenkova will lift the trophy at the end of the game for a couple of different factors. Firstly, her mental strength, she has been around for a while, and has had to deal with a lot of ups and downs. Secondly, she is going to have fresher legs than Krejčíková, due to how long each player spent on court in their previous match.
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*Odds and spreads correct at time of publication, courtesy of FanDuel.