Djokovic and Thiem into semi-finals

Amanda said in a 2017 profile that her favorite song at the time was "Unforgettable" by French Montana.

Australia's Ashleigh Barty has launched a stunning fightback in her French Open semi-final clash against America's Amanda Anisimova.

Already being compared to Maria Sharapova when she won Wimbledon aged 17 in 2004, as well as other teenage Grand Slam champions like Monica Seles and Martina Hingis, Anisimova is not fazed by the big occasion. "It doesn't really matter which court I play on", said Barty, the world No.8.

Simona Halep of Romania plays a forehand.

That's a fair assessment of the entire tournament.

"I'm proud of the way I fought and found a way back into that match", Barty said.

Both men's semi-finals will take place on Court Philippe-Chatrier, with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal kicking off the action an hour and 50 minutes after their female counterparts are scheduled to begin.

Djokovic, trying to hold all four majors at once for the second time in his career, dominated young No. 5 Alexander Zverev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 in the quarters.

Thiem was utterly dominant on Court Suzanne Lenglen, hammering 29 winners, as Khachanov contrived to tally 37 unforced errors and only 17 winners.

"Then I left, and I was in traffic a lot, because I wanted to get new shoes". They were last in the final four, together, at a Grand Slam at this tournament seven years ago.

Still, Anisimova's rapid rise is noteworthy. The Serbian star has split his two matches against Thiem at Roland-Garros.

If Ansimova or Vondrousova win their semifinal match today, they'll become the first teenager to reach a major final since the 2009 US Open (Caroline Wozniacki) and the first teenager to reach a French Open final since 2007 (Ana Ivanovic).

Amanda Anisimova of the USA celebrates after winning against Romania's Simona Halep at the end of their women's singles quarter-final match at the 2019 French Open in Paris June 6, 2019.

Rafael Nadal is listed as a -750 favorite against Roger Federer in the 2019 French Open semifinals, where Federer is a +525 underdog.

Halep's run of breaking in 16 consecutive return games was swiftly ended by Anisimova's big hitting, and the American broke serve in fifth game en route to a 4-2 lead.

Dabrowski and Pavic will face Latisha Chan of Taiwan and Ivan Dodig of Croatia in a rematch of last year's French Open final, won by the latter squad. Meanwhile the former world No. 2 Tommy Haas spoke about Novak Djokovic: "He's the man to beat as well".

Dabrowski, 27, and Pavic are looking to win their second Grand Slam mixed doubles title together after capturing the 2018 Australian Open. The German climbed back for a 5-4 advantage before Djokovic won the final three points of the set.

"I have shared my trajectory of my career in a very similar fashion and probably in the same time as Andy, so I feel very connected with him". Apart from the 2008 final, which was a 6-1, 6-3, 6-0 blowout, all of the pair's meetings here have been competitive four-setters.

Anisimova has yet to lose a set in her five wins on the clay over these two weeks. That miss proved costly for Halep as Anisimova wrapped up the greatest win of her young career with her 25th victor.

"I actually kind of miss juniors, but, I mean, this is a new phase", she said, shrugging. "That's one of the greatest motivations I have, obviously".

  • Julie Sanders