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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Tamara Zidansek: Prediction and Betting Tips

14:00, Jun 10 2021
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Tamara Zidansek prediction for Thursday’s French Open semi-final clash at Roland Garros in Paris. Two first-time semi-finalists in a Grand Slam Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Tamara Zidansek face off in the last four of the 2021 French Open. Read on for our free prediction and betting tips.

How far can Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova go?

Pavlyuchenkova broke the spell of a six-match losing streak at Grand Slam quarter-finals and will fancy her chances of reaching her first-ever Grand Slam final when she meets with Zidansek on Thursday.

The 29-year-old Russian had a very tough path to the semis as she faced Sabalenka, Azarenka, and Rybakina beating them all in three sets. She proved that age is just a number and that experience plays a big part in tennis.

In her quarter-final match against Rybakina, Pavlyuchenkova lost the first set in a tiebreak. She won the second set after breaking her opponent’s serve twice. The final set was epic, as both players fought with everything they got until Anastasia closed the deal 9-7.

Tamara Zidansek showing big improvement game after game

After recording round two appearances on two occasions in a Grand Slam, Tamara Zidansek has reached the semi-finals of a Grand Slam for the first time. She is also the first Slovenian to do so. 

Zidansek had a relatively easier path than her opponent to the semis but nonetheless has proved that she is worthy of a place in the last four of the French Open after some three hard-fought matches that went to the distance.

The 23-year-old Slovenians most remarkable win was against Badosa in the quarter-final. The world number 85 was a 2.4 underdog to win the match but somehow managed to scrape through after closing the final set 8-6. 

Key Points

  • Pavlyuchenkova won 69% of the points behind her first serve in her last match
  • Zidansek hit 48 winners in her last match
  • Pavlyuchenkova hit 44 winners in her last match
  • Zidansek had 39 Unforced errors in her last match
  • Pavlyuchenkova was broke three times in her last match

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Tamara Zidansek Prediction

Both of these players will try to make the best of their semi-final appearance and reach their first Grand Slam final. Pavlyuchenkova has impressed with her aggressive approach in the matches she played so far and it is expected the Russian to continue that way.

Zidansek has a style of play that suits the clay courts. She relies heavily on her forehand by which she can hit winners as well as dictate the rallies. The Slovenian is one of the quickest players on court and uses her speed very well in turning defense to attack.

We predict a tough match for both players in which Pavlyuchenkova’s experience might play a big part in finishing the important points in her favor.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Tamara Zidansek Betting Tips

Over 20 Games 1.63 at Vbet

Zidansek under 4.5 breaks in the match 1.60 at Vbet

 

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