In just the beginning of her career, young American teen Amanda Anisimova shocked the former World No.1 tennis player Simona Halep in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros 2019. The 17-year-old American thrashed the Romanian professional by 6-2, 6-4 at Philippe Chatrier on Thursday.
The excited young player Amanda Anisimova said on her unbelievable win, “I was just super excited and I was really happy with the opportunity. This is more than I could have asked for”. While on the other side disappointed Halep expressed her grief by saying, “I feel sad, because every time when I lose, I’m sad. And I’m a little bit upset as I couldn’t make my game”.
Here’s a look at how amazing Amanda won the Roland Garros quarters against defending champion Halep:
The 🇺🇸 teen upsets defending champion Halep 6-2 6-4 to reach semi-finals.
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 6, 2019
Earlier in the fourth round of the ongoing tournament, the 27-year-old experienced tennis star Halep defeated Iga Swiatek of Poland easily with the margin of 6-1, 6-0. But at the time of quarterfinals against Anisimova the victory was not easy and she had to struggle hard. Even after levelling up the game with the youngster at 4-4 in the second round of the game, American teen didn’t lose the hope to win and outclassed the Romanian with a glorious backhand triumph at quarters.
Anisimova will next meet the eighth-seeded Ashleigh Barty in the semi-final match on Friday at Suzanne-Lenglen. Moreover, the winner between Anisimova and Barty will face either Johanna Konta of Britain or Marketa Vondrousova of Czech in the final showdown. The 23-year-old Australian professional Barty had reached to the semis of French Open 2019 after beating 14th seed Madison Keys with 6-3, 7-5 in the final-eight match on Thursday. Australian star Barty mounted total 16 winners and four aces in the match against Keys which eventually helped her to make it to the semi-finals. After this success in the hard-fought match against Keys, Barty becomes the first semi-finalist of the Grand Slam tournament. Not only this, Barty is the highest-ranked female semi-finalist in Roland Garros tournament. After Barty, 26th seeded Johanna Konta and unseeded young players Anisimova and Vondrousova are leading the board.