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Krawczyk Advances to French Open Semifinals

Oct 7, 2020

Desirae Krawczyk ITF bio | Alexa Guarachi ITF bio | French Open Draws | French Open Order of Play

PARIS - They're moving on! Sun Devil forever and 38th-ranked Desirae Krawczyk '16 along, with 45th-ranked partner Alexa Guarachi (Alabama '13), continued their tear in the French Open this week, winning 6-0, 6-4 over the Japanese duo of No. 22 Shuko Aoyama and No. 24 Ena Shibahara Wednesday to advance to the semifinals of the final Grand Slam of the year in Paris, France. The dynamic duo takes on No. 13 Nicole Melichar and No. 54 Iga Swiatek at 11:00 a.m. (2:00 a.m. MST) Friday.

 

Desirae Krawczyk (left) and Alexa Guarachi (right) at the 2020 French Open.

The pair is chasing their third doubles title together and second of 2020. Krawczyk and Guarachi won the Gstaad Ladies Championship in Switzerland in 2018 and took home gold at the TEB BNP Paribas Tennis Championship in Istanbul on Sept. 13. In total, Krawczyk has 10 professional doubles titles to her name and is playing in her eighth Grand Slam. This is the furthest she's ever gotten in a Slam, she previously reached the round of 16 in both the 2019 Australian and French tournaments.
 
"This has been a dream to come this far in a Grand Slam and we're still not done yet," Krawczyk said. "All in all, we are just taking it match-by-match, trying to stay in the moment, and enjoying being back on the court after being away from the tour for four and a half months."
 


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Krawczyk and Guarachi have been lights-out since the tournament started, dropping just one set through their first four matches. The pair opened with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 229 Ellen Perez and No. 278 Storm Sanders of Australia before topping Americans No. 68 Lauren Davis and No. 70 Sabrina Santamaria 2-6, 6-3, 6-1. Round three featured Krawczyk and Guarachi winning 6-4, 7-5 over No. 37 Barbora Strycova and No. 63 Su-wei Hsieh.