Italy’s last remaining player in the main draws, Martina Trevisan, has made it into the semi- finals. She beat Canada’s Leylah Fernandez in three sets.
Martina Trevisan became the first Italian woman to reach the semi-finals at Roland-Garros since 2013. She beat Canada’s no. 17 seed Leylah Fernandez 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-3 on the Court Philippe-Chatrier.
Trevisan will face the no.18 seed, American Coco Gauff who saw off her compatriot Sloane Stephens in straight sets.
First Grand Slam Semi-final
28-year-old Trevisan was a quarter-finalist in 2020 when she qualified for the tournament. This is her first Grand Slam semi-final, and follows on from her first WTA Tour win in Morocco just over a week ago.
Although she had a match point in the second set, nerves got the better of the Italian, forcing her into a deciding set. As she said after the match, “In the first match point, I felt a little more nervous. I thought too much, that I was in the semi-finals. But the important thing is that after that point I accepted the situation, it was normal to feel that emotion because it was my second quarter-final, but I was very close to the semi-final, which was the first time for me. So I accepted the situation.”
“The trophy in Rabat for me was very important. It was an incredible week, the first of my career, so it had very important emotion for me, I came here with a lot of energy, I wasn’t tired.”
When asked about being inspired by former Roland-Garros winner Francesca Schiavone and former US Open champion Flavia Pennetta, Trevisan said: “I am so happy they are both here, I saw Flavia and Francesca here yesterday because they’re playing the Legends Tournament. They were and they are an inspiration to me.”
Pennetta and Schiavone won their Legends first round doubles match in straight sets, today.