Gabriela Dabrowski and partner Mate Pavic of Croatia will be bidding for their second-straight Grand Slam title in 2018, as they defeated Katarina Srebotnik and Santiago Gonzalez 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals of Roland Garros.
— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) June 5, 2018
The Canadian-Croatian pairing won the Australian Open earlier this season, and are currently on a nine-match winning streak in mixed doubles, which is only played at Grand Slam events. Both Dabrowski and Pavic are into their third Grand Slam final, with Pavic winning the US Open in 2016 and Dabrowski at Roland Garros last season (in addition to their Australian Open crown together in January this year.)
Let's goooooooooo 🙌@GabyDabrowski and Mate Pavic reach the #RolandGarros2018 mixed doubles final with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Katarina Srebotnik and Santiago Gonzalez. Can the @AustralianOpen champs make it two Grand Slam titles in a row?? pic.twitter.com/nLaMYpKSNa
— Tennis Canada (@TennisCanada) June 5, 2018
Both are currently at the height of their careers, with Dabrowski reaching a career-high ranking of World No. 7 in doubles earlier this season, and Pavic currently occupying the top spot of the ATP doubles rankings. Although Dabrowski was eliminated in the third round of women’s doubles, Pavic is still alive in men’s doubles, where he reached the semifinals earlier on Tuesday with partner Oliver Marach.
In the final, they’ll play either Latisha Chan and Ivan Dodig or Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Robert Farah.
(Feature photo: Peter Figura)