The 29-year-old Russian will face Greek 17th seed Maria Sakkari or the unseeded Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic for the title on Saturday, 14 years after her Grand Slam debut.
FINAL BOUND 🎟In her 52nd major, 🇷🇺 @NastiaPav has secured a maiden final and a return to the top 20 with a 7-5, 6… https://t.co/j0lSUKux65
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) 1623336314000
Pavlyuchenkova, a quarter-finalist in Paris a decade ago, became the first woman to play more than 50 majors before making her first final, breaking the previous mark of 44 set by 2015 US Open runner-up Roberta Vinci.
🇷🇺 Russia’s Return 🇷🇺Pavlyuchenkova becomes the first Russian woman to reach the #RolandGarros final since Sharap… https://t.co/g9GPniyHkl
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) 1623336700000