It is the first women’s semifinal of the most important tournament on brick dust. Never has an Argentine made it to the final of the Paris Open.
Argentina’s Nadia Podoroska faces Poland’s Iga Swiatek, in one of the semi-finals of Roland Garros 2020, which is played on clay courts in the French Open complex in the city of Paris.
The Rosario tennis player reaches the third-to-last match of the contest after defeating the Ukrainian Elina Svitólina 6-2 and 6-4 on Tuesday in the quarterfinals.
Swiatek, for his part, defeated the Italian Martina Trevisan on the same Tuesday and also at Court Philippe Chatrier by 6-3 and 6-1.
The match between Podoroska and Swiatek will be played at 10:00 (Argentine time) at the Philippe Chatrier stadium, central court of the Parisian complex, and it can be seen live and direct through ESPN (Cablevisión channels 103 and DirecTV 623).
Argentina, 23 years old and 131 in the WTA ranking, reached the semifinal of the most important slow court tournament in the world after a long journey, as he had to play three qualifying matches to enter the main draw.
And from the first round, eliminated the Belgian Greet Minnen (111), the Kazakh Yulia Putintseva (27), the Slovak Anna Schmiedlova (161), the Czech Barbora Krejcikova (114) and finally the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina (5).
The Polish, aged 19 and 54 in the world, won her five previous matches without giving up sets: Czech Marketa Vondrousova (19), Chinese Su-Wei Hsieh (63), Canadian Eugene Bouchard (168), Romanian Simona Halep (1) and Italian Martina Trevisan (178).
Podoroska and Swiatek will meet for the first time. The rosarina reaches this commitment after having won three tournaments this year: the ITF W25 of Malibu (United States), Petit-Bourg (Island of Guadeloupe) and Saint-Malo (France). The Polish still has no titles.