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Sobolenko tragedy! Arina did not apply for the final and missed the Czech

Date: April 12, 2024 Time: 18:32:07

Arina Sobolenko and Karolina Mukhova approached the reportedly head-to-head confrontation in fine form. The Belarusian was initially one of the favorites of the entire tournament, and the Czech, who feels very good on the ground, added game by game in Paris, not letting Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova pass to the semifinals.

The head-to-head score is 1-0 in favor of Sobolenko. They played for a long time – in the semifinals of the tournament in Zhuhai in the fall of 2019. Then Arina won in two stubborn sets – 7: 5, 7: 6 (7: 4).

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In addition to rivals, Arina also fights in Paris with representatives of the media who bother the athlete with political issues that are not related to tennis.

“You shouldn’t put an athlete in that position. There must be a cordial understanding between the two parties. The athlete must respect the questions, but the journalist must respect the will of the athlete if he does not want to express his opinion, ”said the former first racket in the world from France, and now director of Roland Garros, Amelie Mauresmo.

If we add to all this the story with open hands (for example, after the game with Elina Svitolina), it is clear that a lot really fell on Sobolenko, but Arina tries to abstract as much as possible from what is happening. and focus exclusively on tennis. Still, the status of the second racket in the world and a person capable of beating Iga Swiatek must be backed up not with words, but with deeds.

In the first game, Arina made a double error on her serve, but still won it. The Belarusian kept the initiative, played in her usual powerful style and hit some solid shots.

With the score 2:1 in favor of Sobolenko, a fight ensued with Mukhova’s serve, but Karolina was still able to equalize the score – 2:2. In such a game, any break could be decisive in the game, but the girls continued to go head-to-head – 3:3.

Surprisingly, Arina was the first to tremble. After eight games, Sobolenko unexpectedly lost serve to him. And without many possibilities. Who would have thought? In terms of winners, Mukhova also took the lead – 9:8.

Karolina couldn’t take the game from the first set point, and Arina immediately stepped up her game by making a reverse break – 5:5. This is how the tie-break was reached, where Mukhova no longer wasted the setball and took the game in 68 minutes.

Arina was clearly psychologically hooked, because she failed at the beginning of the second game and immediately lost not only someone else’s serve, but also her own. The number of unforced errors has increased and crashes have become more frequent.

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“Arina, let’s go!” – Shouted words of support to Sobolenko from the stands. And the Belarusian showed that she was in the game by hitting a reverse break.

With the score 3:3, Arina began to attack not only with her favorite forehand, but also with the backhand. The result is a major break. But Mukhova immediately responded in kind, practically avoiding unforced errors, and then took serve from her. Sobolenko responded with her game, completing two straight aces in her finale.

In the second set, again it was not possible to avoid a tie-break, which this time was won by Sobolenko. At the same time, Arina served very hard (often 180 km/h or more), but in the end, according to tradition, she made a double mistake. Lucky it didn’t turn fatal.

In the third game, the impression was that Mukhova began to give up physically. Each draw was given more and more difficult, while Sobolenko did not seem tired. Carolina kept her serve for the time being, but then she stopped keeping up, began to make mistakes, which her opponent took advantage of to break: 4: 2.

With a score of 5:2, Arina got a match point, which Mukhova recovered. Having taken the game, the Czech got ready, but Sobolenko got nervous and did not apply for the match – 5:4. By the way, the girls spent more than three hours on the court.

With the score 5:5 on her serve, Arina changed her racket. At first it helped, but then two doubles were allowed and it all ended in a lost serve. Mukhova won four games in a row with 100% implementation of break points: 6:5.

Mukhova took her serve with confidence and took this match, reaching the Roland Garros final. After the game, Carolina did not hide her emotion, she took a towel and began to wipe her tears with it. In the final, the Czech will play the winner of the second semi-final between Iga Sviontek and Beatrice Haddad-Maja.

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