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Krejcikova, Sakkari reach semifinals at French Open

Maria Sakkari stunned defending champion Iga Swiatek to become the first Greek woman to reach a Grand Slam semifinal at the French Open on Wednesday.

World number 18 Sakkari triumphed 6-4, 6-4 over Polish eighth seed Swiatek and will face 33rd-ranked Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic for a place in the final.

Krejcikova knocked out American 17-year-old Coco Gauff 7-6 (8/6), 6-3 after saving five set points in the opener and then needing six match points to finish the job.

Gauff, the 24th seed and the youngest quarterfinalist at a major in 15 years, was undone by seven double faults and 41 unforced errors.