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SportTennis-Barty ends Anisimova's run to reach French Open final

14:26  07 june  2019
14:26  07 june  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros , Paris, France - June 7, 2019 Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates winning her semi final match against PARIS (Reuters) – Australian Ashleigh Barty ended 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova ’ s run at the French Open to reach the final with a rollercoaster 6-7

Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros , Paris, France - June 7, 2019 Australia' s Ashleigh Barty in action during her semi final match against Amanda Anisimova of The eighth-seeded Barty , the first Australian woman to play a final here since Sam Stosur in 2010, will take on Czech teenager Marketa

Tennis-Barty ends Anisimova's run to reach French Open final © Reuters Ashleigh Barty Australian Ashleigh Bartyended 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova's run at the French Open to reach the final with a rollercoaster 6-7(4) 6-3 6-3 victory on Friday.

The eighth-seeded Barty, the first Australian woman to play a final here since Sam Stosur in 2010, will take on Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova on Saturday.

Anisimova, who had knocked out defending champion Simona Halep in the previous round, rallied from 5-0 down to take the opening set and open a 3-0 lead in the second, only for the momentum to shift again in favour of Barty.

Anisimova, the first player born in the 2000s to reach the last eight or semi-finals at a Grand Slam, put up a great fight to save five match points but Barty sealed the win on her sixth in light drizzle.

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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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