WTA Roland Garros: Ashleigh Barty topples Amanda Anisimova in three sets

WTA Roland Garros: Ashleigh Barty topples Amanda Anisimova in three sets

Vondrousova has not dropped a set in the tournament and can become the first teenager to win the French Open since Iva Majoli in 1997. Barty forced a tiebreak, which Anisimova won. "Yeah, I think it was just a really challenging day".

Anisimova, from Florida, is competing in just her third Grand Slam and is the heavy underdog going into today's game.

Amanda Anisimova took the momentum in the second set as she won 17 points in a row to have a 3-0 lead over Barty.

The first set was quite one-sided in the start as Ashleigh Barty charged over a lead of 5-0 over Anisimova at Suzanne Lenglen. She took out No. 26-seeded Johanna Konta, 7-5, 7-6 (2).

The world number 51 rattled off five consecutive games to draw level and another sloppy forehand from Barty gave Anisimova the chance to serve for the set. But then it was Barty's turn to change things and she went on a six-game run to force a third set.

Barty will play Markéta Vondroušová in the final.

The final set was a back-and-forth battle. Konta wasted three set points in the opener.

The set went on till the tie-breaker, where Amanda Anisimova earned a mini-break at 6-4, serving for the set with 2 set points in hand.

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The semifinals were played in hard conditions, with drizzles that had spectators opening umbrellas, wind that reached 12 miles per hour (20 kph) and the temperature around 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15 degrees Celsius).

As for the rest of you tennis heads, I'm sure you already know this but in case you don't then the Roger Federer v Rafael Nadal men's semi-final is streaming on SBS right now.

However, due to rain washing out an entire day's play on Wednesday, that schedule has been thrown into chaos.

Much to the disappointment of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), the women's matches have been bumped to the other two show courts in the Roland Garros complex.

Aussie Ash Barty is into the French Open final.

First up it is the conclusion of Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem, who will both be hoping the strong winds have abated a tad. Ashleigh Barty finally broke the Australian in the 5th game of the second set to stay in the match.

Anisimova got the first fracture of the match, to steer 4-2, after forcing Halep to hit the ball prolonged as she became once pinned succor in the succor of the baseline.