The match between Skari and Krizhikova was very tight. The third set was crucial to getting to the finals. With a score of 7:6 for the Czech lady, she had three match balls. Haven’t been able to use any of them. Earlier, the Greek woman could not stand the nerve test.
Finally, at 8:7 for Krishikova, the ball after Sakkari fell off the court, and the Czech tennis player raised her hands in a gesture of victory. However, after a while, the main referee came to the line, who said that the ball hit the court and overturned the liner’s decision. That means the future winner of Thursday’s game had to fight back. Only another match ball in the 18th game ensured her victory.
“I couldn’t believe this decision”
In a program broadcast on the Eurosport channel, Mats Welander and Barbara Schett proved that judge Pierre Bacci had made a mistake. They used the falcon’s eye technique, which is often used in tennis matches, but not at the French Open. It was clear that the ball was out of the court.
– The ball was out, about 2 cm. Do you know about this? How did you endure? asked a former tennis player Schett on Cube.
– I couldn’t believe the decision. I can’t say anything bad about the referee, if he decided that the ball was in the court, I just had to focus and hope that fate would turn around, and luck would be on my side – Krejsikova warmly admitted.
– I had to win twice. Then I thought, “I have to fight, even if I lose, this is difficult” – confirmed the Czech Republic.
“The hawk-eye technique should be introduced into tennis,” Wellander said.
In the end, she will appear in the Grand Final after beating her rivals 7: 5, 4: 6, 9: 7. Her opponent will be Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Broadcast Saturday’s match in Eurosport 1 and Eurosport Player.
Women’s French Open semi-finals:
Barbora Krijikova – Maria Sakkari 7:5, 4:6, 9:7
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