One more step. Only that remains for Nadia podoroska in order to reach the final of Roland Garros. To do this, the Rosario must defeat the 19-year-old Polish Iga Swiatek when they play their semifinal match at the stadium Philippe Chatrier.
To win, in addition to starting to haunt the select group of the best 30 players in the world, Podoroska would become the first Argentine finalist in Paris.
It seems ironic that there are no finalists in a tournament that takes place on the surface that predominates in the foundations of Argentine tennis, but at the end of the day it is reality. Podoroska will contest the ninth semifinal for an Argentine player in the Bois de Boulogne. The other players to reach this instance were: Raquel Giscafre (1974), Gabriela Sabatini (1985, 1987, 1988, 1991 and 1992), Clarisa Fernández (2002) and Paola Suárez (2004).
The only Argentine player to reach a Grand Slam final in the Open Era remains Gabriela sabatini, who achieved it twice at the US Open (1988 and 1990, when she was champion) and at Wimbledon 1991.