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SportHalep blown out of French Open by teenager Anisimova

14:49  06 june  2019
14:49  06 june  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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2019 French Open . Venue: Roland Garros , Paris Dates: 26 May-9 June. Coverage: Daily live text and radio commentary on the BBC Sport website and American teenager Amanda Anisimova reached the semi-finals of the French Open with a straight-set win over defending champion Simona Halep .

Defending champion Simona Halep was knocked out of the French Open 6-2 6-4 by 17-year-old American Amanda Anisimova in a quarter-final Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to Amanda Anisimova of the US during their women's singles quarter-final match on day twelve of The Roland

Halep blown out of French Open by teenager Anisimova © Reuters/CHARLES PLATIAU French Open - Roland Garros

PARIS (Reuters) - Defending champion Simona Halep was knocked out of the French Open 6-2 6-4 by 17-year-old American Amanda Anisimova in a quarter-final shock on Thursday.

The third seed from Romania had been looking to become the first woman to retain her title at Roland Garros since Belgian Justine Henin won three times in a row from 2005-07.

Halep blown out of French Open by teenager Anisimova © Reuters/KAI PFAFFENBACH French Open - Roland Garros

Anisimova, the first player born in the 2000s to reach the last eight at a Grand Slam, can become the first teenager to lift the trophy here since Iva Majoli of Croatia prevailed in 1997.

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French Open - Roland Garros . By Julien Pretot. PARIS (Reuters) - Teenage sensation Amanda Anisimova blew defending champion Simona Halep out of the French Open with a shock 6-2 6-4 victory in the quarter-finals on Thursday, and immediately set her sights on winning the Suzanne

American underdog Amanda Anisimova , 17, has reached the French Open semifinal after sensationally dumping out defending champion Simona Halep of Romania. Romanian Halep , 27, leaves the French courts while US sensation Anisimova remains in contention for the coveted trophy

Halep blown out of French Open by teenager Anisimova © Reuters/KAI PFAFFENBACH French Open - Roland Garros

She next faces either fellow American Madison Keys or Australian Ashleigh Barty.

"This is honestly more than I could ever have asked for," the teenager said on court at the finish. "That was one of the best matches I have ever played."

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