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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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Defending champion Halep was knocked out of the French Open by 17-year-old Anisimova in a quarter-final shock. Anisimova can become the first teenager to lift the French Open trophy since Majoli of Croatia prevailed in 1997. Anisimova next faces Barty who saw off 14th seed Keys 6-3

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 The unseeded 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

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.

Halep in haste as defending champion swings into last eight

Halep in haste as defending champion swings into last eight Halep in haste as defending champion swings into last eight

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 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

American teenager Amanda Anisimova has reached the semi-finals of the French Open after thrashing 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 shock on

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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French Open: Johanna Konta loses semi-final of Roland-Garros.
Britain's Johanna Konta has lost the French Open semi-final to Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova in straight sets. © Reuters Johanna Konta congratulates Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic Konta was seeking to become the first British woman to reach the Roland-Garros final since Sue Barker, who won the title in 1976. But she lost 7-5, 7-6 (2) to Vondrousova. Konta got off to an excellent start, winning the first 10 points of the match. But she let a golden chance to win the opening set slip away when she failed to convert on three set points at 5-3.

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