Barty ends Anisimova's run to reach French Open final

Florence Fletcher
June 12, 2019

Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates winning her semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Amanda Anisimova of the U.S.in three sets 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 6-3, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, June 7, 2019.

Anisimova - the first player born in the 2000s to reach the semi-finals or quarter-finals at a grand slam - continued to show great fight to save five match points but Barty sealed the win on her sixth despite light rain.

Barty is one of three of the four semi-finalists who have never been at this stage in a Grand Slam before in their careers.

The decider was less wild but four consecutive games for Barty from 1-2 put her on the brink of victory and she served it out at the first time of asking, taking her third match point.

She idolises Maria Sharapova,
she looks a bit like Sharapova
and if Amanda Anisimova continues to play the way she has been over the past 12 days, she could become the youngest victor of a grand slam title since Sharapova at Wimbledon in 2004.

"Playing tennis when you feel good is just really good".

"It's awesome", she said.

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"I develop no longer assume it could perchance well maybe sink in, no longer no longer as much as no longer for this day". "I didn't play poor two first sets in my opinion". Her older sister Maria played college tennis at Penn. Now, in her first full season on the tour, she is powering her way up the rankings from No 87 at the start of the year to No 26 today.

This year, the women's semi-finals matches were scheduled to be played on the main show court, the 15,225-capacity Court Philippe Chatrier, on Thursday.

But her defeat formula there are no longer any Huge Slam champions left in the girls folks's plan and ensures that Saturday's victor would be the ninth diversified Huge Slam champion in the last 10 majors.

French Open tournament director Guy Forget said the decision was made in an attempt to be "fair to everyone". Rafa Nadal goes in search of his 12th French Open title but don't count out Novak Djokovic.

The tournament director's office announced that the Ashleigh Barty versus Amanda Anisimova semifinal would begin at 11 a.m. and be played on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

"We are, however, extremely disappointed by the scheduling of both women's semifinals on outside courts".

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