< /p> French Open tennis tournament, June 4, 2023, Paris. Czech tennis player Karolína Muchová.
Paris – Today, Karolína Muchová is fighting for her first advance to the semifinals of Roland Garros. The 26-year-old tennis player will challenge Russia's 2021 finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on the Paris clay. The match is scheduled from 11am and will open the program on Philippe Chatrier's main court.
Muchová will play against the 333rd ranked player, who labored with an injured knee for most of last season, for the fourth time. So far, she has a record of one win and two losses against former world number 11 Pavlyuchenkova.
“She is a very good player, skilled and has a lot of power. I think it will be a great match. I will have to play my best tennis to she matched her,” Muchová, who is the last Czech singles participant in the tournament, told journalists.
The native of Olomouc made it to the top eight at the Grand Slam for the fourth time, the last time she played in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon two years ago. She advanced to the semifinals of the “big four” tournaments only once – in 2021 at the Australian Open.