PARIS, June 6. /TASS/. American tennis player of Russian descent Amanda Anisimova (51) has defeated 2018 French Open winner, Romania's Simona Halep (3) in the Grand Slam tournament's quarter-final.
The 17-year-old Anisimova beat 27-year-old Halep in two sets with a score of 6:2, 6:4. She will now head on to face Australia's Ashleigh Barty (8) in the semi-final. "I’ve been working so hard, but I didn’t think it would pay off like this. This is honestly more than I could ask for," Anisimova said in her postmatch remarks as quoted by the New York Times.
This is Anisimova's second French Open - she lost in the first round in 2017.
Amanda Anisimova has become the first female tennis player born in the 21st century to reach a Grand Slam semi-final.
The French open will conclude on June 9. The total prize fund amounts to 42.66 mln euro.