Timea Bacsinszky wrote another chapter in her Roland Garros comeback story. Out of tennis in early 2013, she received an email that she still was eligible for Roland Garros qualifying. She didn’t qualify that year, but it spurred a comeback that has now seen her go semifinals, quarterfinals, semifinals for 2015 through 2017 in Paris. This year’s semifinal ticket was punched with a windy, rain interrupted win over Kristina Mladenovic, 6-4 6-4. To reach the final, Bacsinszky will need to best 19 year old rising star Jeļena Ostapenko, who beat Caroline Wozniacki, 4-6 6-2 6-2. The Latvian teen doesn’t have a WTA level title yet in singles. What a breakthrough it would be if her first one ends up being a Major.
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30 TIMEA BACSINSZKY d. 13 Kristina Mladenovic, 6-4 6-4
JEĻENA OSTAPENKO d. 11 Caroline Wozniacki, 4-6 6-2 6-2