After having dealt with the incessant rain and a winter cold during the first ten days of the tournament, in Paris the sky returned clear good temperatures. The faster playing conditions certainly facilitated Petra Kvitova's aggressive tennis at the Roland Garros 2020, good at reaching her first semi-final in the Parisian Slam since 2012 (the last entry in the top four in a Major dates back to the Australian Open 2019).
At the opening of the program on Philippe Chatrier, the number 7 seeded Laura Siegemund with a double 6-3 in just 80 minutes. The Czech gave a devastating rhythm from the start from the start, condensing all six of her aces in the opening leg, as well as never having to face the shadow of a break point.
The two-time Wimbledon champion secured two set points with a winning serve and converted the first thanks to a splendid forehand winner. The match script remained unchanged in the second set, with the German immediately forced to chase the accelerations of her opponent.
Laura Siegemund had the tenacity to mend the tear and impact the 2-2, the starter of an argument between Laura and the judge caused by the excessive slowness of the 32-year-old from Stuttgart. Number 66 of the WTA ranking, who became the oldest Roland Garros quarter-rookie since Norma Marsh at the 1971 Australian Open, complained of back pain after being broken in the fifth game and received physical therapist assistance.
Although Siegemund had returned to 3-3, the last three days have been one-sided in favor of Kvitova.
Kvitova will challenge Kenin for a place in the final
Waiting for her tomorrow will be Sofia Kenin, who has won 15 Grand Slam games this year.
The Australian Open champion has put an end to the path of Danielle Collins, a unexpacted executioner of Garbine Muguruza and Ons Jabeur. The 22-year-old of Russian origins took advantage of her compatriot's not perfect physical condition to win 6-4 4-6 6-0 in just over two hours of battle.
Collins literally collapsed in the decisive set, showing evident signs of fatigue after the efforts of the previous days. In fact, we recall that Danielle was also on the field yesterday for her round of 16 match postponed on Monday due to rain.
The other semi-final of the women's draw includes the challenge between Iga Swiatek and Nadia Podoroska. This season the Roland Garros will have a new winner for the women's singles: who will among Kvitova, Kenin, Swiatek and Podoroska won the Parisian Slam?