Trevisan reaches the 1st Grand Slam semi-final at Roland-Garros | Sports News

PARIS (AP) — Martina Trevisan qualified for her first Grand Slam semifinal at the age of 28 by beating a hobbled Leylah Fernandez 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-3 at Roland- Garros Tuesday.

The Italian will then face Coco Gauff or Sloane Stephens for a place in the final at Roland Garros.

Trevisan missed a chance to win in straight sets after the 17th-seeded Canadian saved a match point and tied the second set at 5-5 on Court Philippe Chatrier. Trevisan then committed two double faults in the tiebreaker.

“In the first match point, I felt a bit more nervous,” Trevisan said during his on-court interview. “I thought too much… that I was one point from the semi-final.”

Fernandez, 19, was 7-2 in three sets this year but Trevisan won the first seven points of the third set and broke twice en route to a 4-0 lead.

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Fernandez, who reached the US Open final last September, was treated on her right foot in the opening set when she committed 15 unforced errors. She had her foot bandaged during a medical timeout after Game 5, trailing 3-2.

It is the 10th consecutive victory for the Trévisan, 59th, who reached the quarter-finals of Roland-Garros two years ago as a qualifier. She won her first touring title this month in Rabat, Morocco.

Trevisan beat Gauff in the second round at Roland Garros in their 2020 quarter-final.

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal face off later Tuesday in the 59th career meeting between two players with a combined total of 41 Grand Slam singles titles.

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