Tremendous about Alexa guarachi (45th in the WTA doubles rankings) to continue rewriting the history of Chilean women’s tennis at this 2020 Roland Garros, having already done so by becoming the first from her country to advance to the semifinals of a Major, now maintained her impressive streak by entering the grand final of the doubles table of the Parisian Grand Slam and being the first Chilean to play the decisive match of a tournament of this style since Anita lizana in the 1937 US Open.
Guarachi, along with the American Desirae Krawczyk (38th), defeated the North American pair in a dramatic match in three sets. Nicole melichar (13th) and the Polish Iga Swiatek (174ª), by partials of 7-6 (5), 1-6 and 6-4. In the first set, the Chilean-American pair recovered to a disadvantage and that their rivals served 5-4 in the sleeve to force a tie-break, which they were awarded 7-5.
However, in the second episode they couldn’t keep up and gave it up easily. Meanwhile, in the third and final chapter it was a festival of ruptures, three per side, until the Chilean and her partner broke in the tenth game to sentence their victory. With this triumph, Guarachi and Krawczyk will meet in the grand final to the French Kristina Mladenovic and the hungarian Timea fabos, second favorites and those who eliminated earlier Barbora Krejcikova Y Katerina siniakova by 6-2, 4-6 and 7-5.
In addition, the Chilean made sure to get among the 25 best in the world in the doubles specialty of the WTA ranking. As if that were not enough, she will be the ninth representative of her country to play a Grand Slam final either in singles, doubles or mixed, as they have already done it before Anita Lizana, Luis Ayala, Jaime Fillol, Patricio Cornejo, Hans Gildemeister, Belus Prajoux, Marcelo Ríos and Fernando González.