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The fourth-seeded Kenin was broken when serving for the match at 5-4. She broke back and then saved a break point before converting her first match point when the seventh-seeded Kvitova’s shot landed out.
Kenin has won a tour-leading 16 matches at majors this year. She started it by winning at Melbourne Park in Australia and then reached the fourth round at the U.S. Open last month.
It is the third straight year an American player has reached two Grand Slam finals after Serena Williams in 2018 and ‘19.
She’s ranked 54th.
The fourth-seeded American double-faulted on her first set point but clinched it on the next opportunity when Kvitova’s return of serve landed out.
It is the first set the seventh-seeded Czech player has lost at Roland Garros this year.
The 19-year-old Swiatek also reached her first major final.
The 131st-ranked Podoroska is the lowest-ranked woman to reach the last four at Roland Garros. She broke Swiatek in the fifth game of the second set to trail 4-1 but was broken straight back.
The seventh-seeded duo of Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares will meet the eighth-seeded pair of Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies in the men’s doubles final.
Pavic and Soares beat top-seeded Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 7-6 (4), 7-5.
Then Krawietz and Andreas Mies eliminated Wesley Koolhof and Nikola Mektic 6-3, 7-5.
The final is scheduled for Saturday.
Whoever wins will be the seventh unseeded player to reach the Roland Garros final in the Open era.
The 131st-ranked Podoroska is the lowest-ranked woman to reach the last four here.
The first women’s semifinal match is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. on Court Philippe Chatrier.
Play is underway on Court Suzanne Lenglen with Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah playing Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares in the men’s doubles semifinals.
Wesley Koolhof and Nikola Mektic will then meet Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies in the other semifinal match.
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