OREANDA-NEWS The finalists of the girls' tournament were determined at the French Open tennis championship in the third junior Grand Slam tournament of the season. Russian tennis player Alina Charaeva, who is only 18 years old, won in the semifinals against compatriot Polina Kudermetova and will fight for the long-expected title with French tennis player Elsa Jacquemo.

Alina Charaeva is below Kudermetova in the junior tennis ranking, but in the WTA adult classification, Alina is ahead of her friend in the national team. And now she was able to cope with the "seeded" number four Polina. True, the victory was not easy - in three games - 6: 7, 6: 2, 7: 5.

Now Alina Charaeva is going to play with one more "seeded" rival. The third racket of junior Roland Garros Jacquemo in her semifinals played with the second "seeded" Alexandra Eala from the Philippines. The Frenchwoman did not experience any serious problems, having won in two sets - 6: 3, 6: 2.

By the way Charaeva became the first finalist of the junior Roland Garros from Russia in last 5 years. The last Russian champion of the tournament was Daria Kasatkina, who won the title in 2014. One year later, in 2015, Anna Kalinskaya lost to Paula Bados in the final of the French Open (3: 6, 3: 6).