Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

After wins over 7th seed Carla Suarez Navarro and 4th seed Angelique Kerber, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova rallied from a set down to defeat Maria Sharapova 4-6 6-3 6-4 in the first semifinal of the Open GDF Suez.
She will play Sara Errani in final. The Italian defeated Alizé Cornet in a 3 hours marathon match: 7-6 3-6 7-6 3.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Without a doubt the best match I’ve watched in a long, long time. I must say I was really surprised by the level of play. 5-7 6-3 7-6 for Pavlyuchenkova.

Angelique Kerber and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Angelique Kerber

After Li Na and Stéphanie Foretz practice sessions, I head back to Court 17 to watch the third set between Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Melinda Czink. Another ugly win for the Russian, but a win is a win. 4-6 6-3 6-3 for Anastasia who will face Klara Zakopalova in the third round.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Melinda Czink

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After Dulko/Suarez win and Sam Stosur‘s practice session, I made my way to Court 15 for Maria Kirilenko and Flavia Pennetta practice session:

Then I go to Court 17 for the first round match between Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Greta Arn:

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
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Unlike yesterday, a lot of women’s tennis for me today at Roland Garros, and a little bit of Rafa.
But first, I would like to congratulate Virginie Razzano for her incredible win over Serena Williams. There is no more deserving player than her. So happy for her.

Like yesterday, I didn’t stick to my plan. Court 2 was already packed at 11 o’ clock, so no Ferrer for me.

On Court 9, Donald Young at practice:

Donald Young

Donld Young

Young lost to Grigor Dimitrov later in the afternoon. He is 2-12 this season.

Donald Young

On Court 11, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Pauline Parmentier:

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
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