The unsown Czech toy Barbora Krejcikova, who entered the final of the French Open, said she was constantly called upon to fight in a battle for three hours and 18 minutes, in which she was defeated by 17th-placed Maria Sakari 7-5 , 4- 6, 9-7 in the semifinals on Thursday night.
Barbora, who will now face another Grand Slam finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, said: “I think the match was really up and down. I just said to myself, ‘Just fight, fight, fight to the last point.’ that I really would. ”
Barbora, who is currently number 33 in the world, was ranked 114th at last year’s French Open and had to play a Challenger tournament to prepare for it. The final of the fourth round at Roland Garros eight months ago strengthened her career and after this tournament she will most likely break into the top 20 in the singles rankings.
“Actually, I think we both deserve to win because we played a really, really great game. But only one can win. I’m really happy that it’s me, that I’ll have another chance to play another game,” Barbora said. after her victory over Maria.
Looking ahead to the final against Anastasia, the Czech player said: “Anastasia, she is a really good player, really experienced. She is in the final, she has to be on the roll and play well.”
“I just think it’s going to be a lot of fun. I’m just really going to enjoy it because I never expected to be that far away during this tournament. I’m just going to have fun and just enjoy and fight to the end.