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French Open: Barty, Vondrousova to meet in Roland Garros final

In the final, she will face Czech 19-year-old Marketa Vondrousova where she’ll hope to become the first Australian champion in Paris since Margaret Court in 1973.

tennis Updated: Jun 07, 2019 16:51 IST
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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 Amanda Anisimova of the U.S. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 7, 2019 Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates winning her semi final match against Amanda Anisimova of the U.S. REUTERS/Charles Platiau(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(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.

First Published: Jun 07, 2019 16:45 IST

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