The French open womens finalists this year are two underdogs: On Friday, Ashleigh Barty from Australia and Czech player Marketa Vondrousova unexpectedly booked spots in the tournaments gold medal game.
The 23-year-old Australian survived a nail-biting three-set thriller against American teen Amanda Anisimova, who stunned none other than the reigning Roland Garros champion Simona Halep in her respective quarterfinal.
Barty was leading 5-1 in the opening set before suddenly losing control of the game, allowing her 17-year-old rival to make a comeback and win the set on a tie-break 6-7.
The eighth-seed Barty, who seemed to have recuperated after a dissipating start, then reversed the course of the match, winning the two following sets with a twin score of 6-3.
The unseeded Czech sensation Vondrousova needed just two sets to seal victory against Britains fifth-seed Johanna Konta 7-5 7-6, reachingRead More – Source