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By Richard Pagliaro | Saturday, July 17, 2021

Tamara Zidansek

Top-seeded Tamara Zidansek broke serve five times beating Maryna Zanevska 7-5, 6-3 to reach the Lausanne final vs. Frenchwoman Clara Burel.

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Tamara Zidansek hopes her third title try is the charm.

The top-seeded Zidansek broke serve five times beating Maryna Zanevska 7-5, 6-3 to reach her third career final at the Ladies Open Lausanne.

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It's the second final of the year for Zidansek, who was runner-up to Maria Camila Osorio Serrano in the Bogota final last April.

Roland Garros semifinalist Zidansek won 12 of 18 points played on Zanevska's second serve and rrolled through four of the last five games in a one hour, 35-minute triumph.

The 50th-ranked Slovenian will face final Frenchwoman Clara Burel for the title.

Tennis Express

In today's all-French semifinal, Burel beat fifth-seeded Caroline Garcia 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 to reach her maiden Tour-level final.

It was Burel's second straight win over a seeded compatriot after her 7-5, 6-2 quarterfinal conquest of second-seeded Fiona Fero.

The 20-year-old Burel converted eight of 17 break-point chances and exploited seven double faults from Garcia.


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