PARIS, France - Gabriela Dabrowski's campaign to reach a third straight French Open final in mixed doubles stayed alive on Tuesday - just barely.
The Canadian and Mate Pavic, the No.2 seeds in the mixed doubles draw, came from a set down to defeat No.5 seeds Zhang Shuai and John Peers in a match tiebreak, 1-6, 7-5, 10-8.
Zhang and Peers served for the match in the second set, but never reached match point.
Dabrowski ended Tuesday on a winning note, after she and Xu Yifan fell in a dramatic doubles quarterfinal match to Duan Ying-ying and Zheng Saisai earlier in the day.
The No.4 seeds in women's doubles served for the match, and were unable to convert a match point, in a loss to the unseeded Chinese team, 6-2, 5-7, 7-5.
Also advancing to the final four in mixed doubles were unseeded Latisha Chan and Ivan Dodig, who beat the all-French wildcard pairing of Alizé Lim and Benjamin Bonzi in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4.
They set up a meeting with top seeds Nicole Melichar and Bruno Soares, who have not dropped a set in three matches, and beat No.7 seeds Alicja Rosolska and Nikola Mektic on Monday, 6-3, 7-6(4).
Dabrowski and Pavic will face Nadiia Kichenok and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, who only entered the draw as alternates after the withdrawal of Babora Krejcikova and Rajeev Ram.