TASS, June 12. Russian tennis player Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has lost to Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova in the French Open final in Paris on Saturday.
The 25-year-old Czech player defeated Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 to win the Grand Slam title.
The Russian player is currently ranked 32nd in the world and has won 12 WTA titles. Pavlyuchenkova stormed into her first ever final playing in the 52nd Grand Slam tournament.
Pavlyuchenkova has become the first Russian to advance to a maiden Grand Slam final since 2015, when Maria Sharapova played in the Australian Open final. The Russians have not reached a French Open final since 2014, when Sharapova reached it.
The 33rd-seeded Czech player has won her first Grand Slam singles title at the French Open.
The French Open is the only Grand Slam tournament played on clay and second Major in the tennis calendar. The tournament will run through June 13 and offers 34 million euros in prize money.