French Open 2021: Thursday Roland Garros Schedule and Bracket Predictions

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Two women will advance to their first Grand Slam final from Thursday's French Open women's singles semifinals...
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The unpredictable week-and-a-half in Paris put Maria Sakkari, Barbora Krejcikova, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Tamara Zidansek in the semifinals.

Pavlyuchenkova, the No. 31 seed, opens the two-match singles slate on Court Philippe Chatrier with her first-ever match against Zidansek.

The second semifinal between Sakkari and Krejcikova comes with some prior history. Krejcikova owns a 2-0 head-to-head advantage over the 17th-seeded Greek.

Whomever moves on from the semifinal clashes will have a chance to become the sixth consecutive first-time major champion at the French Open.

Predictions

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova over Tamara Zidansek

Pavlyuchenkova traveled a much more difficult path to get to the final four.

The 29-year-old Russian ousted No. 3 seed Aryna Sabalenka and No. 15 seed Victoria Azarenka in consecutive rounds and then battled through a three-set win over No. 21 seed Elena Rybakina.

Pavlyucheknova also turned in some impressive results in the final tuneup tournament in Rome. She knocked out Karolina…
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