Italian Martina Trevisan has become the first player to reach the semi-finals of the French Open.
The 28-year-old beat Canadian Leylah Fernandez 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3 in Paris on Tuesday to reach the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in her career.
Trevisan, who won the WTA tournament in Rabat before the French Open, converted her second match point against last year’s US Open finalist after 2:21 hours.
Following in Errani’s footsteps
She is the first Italian semi-finalist at Roland Garros since Sara Errani in 2013 and will now play Coco Gauff or Sloane Stephens for a ticket to the final. The US women will face each other in the second match of the day.
Fernandez missed out on becoming the second Canadian to reach the last four at Roland Garros after Eugenie Bouchard in 2014.