Martina Trevisan eliminates Leylah Fernandez and will play her first semifinal at Roland Garros

Martina Trevisan eliminates Leylah Fernandez and will play her first semifinal at Roland Garros


His path was less straightforward than others. Rather kind of tortuous even since, for five years, she moved away from tennis. But Martina Trevisan The 28-year-old has finally found his way, reconciled with his sport and body and will play his first Grand Slam semi-final on Thursday two years after playing his first major table in the Major. To lift in the last square of Roland-Garros, she dominated a Leylah Fernandez diminished in three sets (6-2, 6-7 [3]6-3).

Match ball in the second set

The Canadian, who very early called the physiotherapist in the first set for a right foot operation, quickly showed that she was struggling on some trips. But she struggled with what she had to upset the Italian, who at first managed her match perfectly. She led 6-2, 5-4, game ball to follow. Fernandez sent a long straight line winning and Trevisan began to doubt. To the point of delivering a catastrophic tie-break against a player almost as awkward as she is in this decisive game.

But the 59e world, which will make its way into the Top 30 next Monday, managed to recover after this end of the second set played the ball in the belly (18 direct fouls in this round for her, 29 in total). The safer arm, she accelerated from the start of the third act and quickly detached to the score (4-0). She tensed again when she served a second time for the game, sent in a double foul at the start of her third attempt, but eventually managed to conclude to rally to the semifinals. She will face Coco Gauff or Sloane Stephens.

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