Ash Barty charges into French Open final

The Frenchwoman reached her second final in the women's doubles at the Roland Garros, this time along Timea Babos, after winning in 2016 with Caroline Garcia.

Ashleigh Barty is Australia's first French Open singles champion in 46 years after crushing Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova 6-1 6-3 in the women's final.

Barty raced to a big lead in the first set but unlike in her semi-final against Amanda Anisimova, when she led 5-0 in the first and went on to lose in a tiebreak, there would be no capitulation.

It was a tough semifinal match for Ashleigh Barty as she had to fight for 3 sets. But the rollercoaster match saw Barty reel off the next six games to take the second set and keep her hopes alive.

"Evonne [Goolagong] sent me a text a couple days ago and said this was her first Grand Slam". "At the end of the day, it's an fantastic opportunity".

Teenage US tennis sensation Amanda Anisimova has set the sport alight with her incredible French Open run, dumping out defending champion Simona Halep to reach the semifinals on Thursday. "That's ultimately when I play my best tennis and that's what we are after".

As the match slipped away, Anisimova had distress written all over her face.

While Barty's folks will have to wait to reunite with Australia's first grand slam finalist in nearly eight years, the Queenslander won't be lacking support when she bids to have her name etched on the famed Coupe Suzanne-Lenglen.

"This decision allows a maximum of spectators to attend these two prestigious matches on courts Suzanne Lenglen and Simonne Mathieu, for only 20 euros, or 10 euros for under 20s".

Australia was right behind Barty on her march to history as social media went into meltdown.

The Roland Garros women's final is scheduled to be played on Saturday, June 8 with the men's final scheduled to be played on Sunday, June 9.

"Even though that level wasn't there for the whole match today, it was there when I needed it".

Vondrousova, who beat British number one Johanna Konta in the semi-finals, was aiming to become the first teenager to win a Grand Slam since Maria Sharapova at the 2006 US Open.

It is all deserved reward for an immensely likable player who in her second coming as a tennis professional now has the world at her feet, beginning at Wimbledon in a few weeks' time.

Moments later, with Anisimova serving at 15-40, Barty held two sets points.

Czech tennis player, Marketa Vondrousova has made it into the final of the 2019 WTA French Open. I'm a little bit speechless.

"Hopefully we can continue to create those opportunities and let kids know that this is an option for a career and they can enjoy it".


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