Nadia Podoroska made history at the French Open yesterday by becoming the first qualifier to reach the women’s singles semi-finals at Roland Garros.
Ranked 131st in the world, Argentina’s Podoroska had never beaten one of the top 50 players upon entering the tournament, but she surprised No. 3 seed Elina Svitolina in straight sets – 6-2 6-4.
Podoroska also becomes the first qualified woman in 21 years to reach the top four of any grand slam. The 23-year-old displayed impressive efficiency and nerves of steel throughout the quarter-final match, celebrating her victory by throwing her racket in the air with joy.
“It is difficult for me to speak after the game, but thank you all for your support. I’m very very happy! “Said Podoroska, according to the WTA.
“I try to do all kinds of punches. We did a good job with my coaches during the quarantine. I’ve been training a lot with my whole team and I think that’s why I’m here today. “
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