The Latest: Pavlyuchenkova faces Zidansek in French Open SF

The Latest on the French Open (all times local):

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2:15 p.m

All four French Open women’s semifinalists are in new territory. It’s the first time they’ve advanced this far at a Grand Slam tournament.

The 31st-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is the most experienced. She finally made it to the last four at a major event after six previous losses in quarterfinals.

Pavlyuchenkova faces unseeded Tamara Zidansek in the first semifinal on Court Philippe Chatrier.

The 17th-seeded Maria Sakkari will then be up against Barbora Krejcikova.

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1:30 pm

Desirae Krawczyk of the United States and Joe Salisbury of Britain won the mixed doubles title at the French Open.

The pair defeated Russians Aslan Karatsev and Elena Vesnina 2-6, 6-4, 10-5.

Their win ended Britain’s 39-year wait for a title at Roland Garros. The last British player to lift a trophy in the tournament’s five main events was John Lloyd in the mixed doubles in 1982. He played with Wendy Turnbull of Australia.

Both Krawczyk and Salisbury were eliminated in the early stages of the doubles tournament in Paris and turned their focus to the mixed doubles.

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12:50 pm

Russian Aslan Karatsev can make up for his disappointing run in singles at Roland Garros with the mixed doubles title in Paris.

Karatsev, who lost in the second round of the men’s tournament, has teamed with former top-ranked doubles player Elena Vesnina. They’ve made it to the final and take on Desirae Krawczyk and Joe Salisbury in Thursday’s final.

Karatsev made his breakthrough at the Australian Open, reaching the semifinals as a qualifier. He claimed his first ATP Tour title in Dubai but could not get past German veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber at Roland Garros.

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