After surpassing their respective rivals, the Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (32nd) and the Slovenian Tamara Zidansek (85 °) they became Roland Garros semi-finalists for the first time.
Pavlyuchenkova had a black record in the quarterfinals of Grand Slams tournaments, With 6/6 defeats, and at 29 years old she finally managed to overcome that barrier, leaving Kazakh Yelena Rybakina (22nd), whom she defeated 6-7 (2), 6-2, 7-9.
Before the duel with Rybakina, defeated Belarusians Aryna Sabalenka (4th) and Victoria Azarenka (16th), the latter is a former number one and two-time Australian Open champion.
For its part, The Slovenian defeated the Spanish Paula Badosa (35th) by 7-5, 4-6 and 8-6, and like her next rival, will also play a semi-final instance of a tournament Major for the first time in his career. It will be the first confrontation between both players.