French Open 2019: Results, Highlights, Friday Scores Recap from Roland-Garros

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistJune 7, 2019

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 07: Ashleigh Barty of Australia celebrates victory during her ladies singles semi-final match against Amanda Anisimova of The United States during Day thirteen of the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros on June 07, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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Marketa Vondrousova will face Ashleigh Barty in the final of the 2019 French Open after they progressed through their respective semi-finals on Friday. 

The former beat Johanna Konta in two sets, while the latter overcame Amanda Anisimova in three.

In the men's semi-finals, Rafael Nadal eased past Roger Federer.

Novak Djokovic will be in action against Dominic Thiem.


Women's Singles Results

Marketa Vondrousova bt. (26) Johanna Konta, 7-5, 7-6 (2)

(8) Ashleigh Barty bt. Amanda Anisimova, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3


Men's Singles Results

(2) Rafael Nadal bt. (3) Roger Federer. 6-3, 6-4, 6-2

(1) Novak Djokovic vs. (4) Dominic Thiem



Anisimova, 17, made it to the semi-final with a memorable upset of defending champion Simona Halep in the last round, but the teenager seemed overawed by the occasion early on.

She won just three points as Barty raced to a 5-0, 40-15 lead after quarter of an hour.

The American produced a remarkable comeback, however, rattling off six games in succession.

Barty broke back to force a tiebreaker, but Anisimova was undeterred:

Roland-Garros @rolandgarros

What a fight! @AnisimovaAmanda fights back from 5-0 down to take the first set 7-6(4) over Barty. 🎾 https://t.co/mbqjNYN8ej #RG19 https://t.co/dbGK38D0SU

She maintained her momentum into the second set and took a commanding lead after just seven minutes, per Ben Rothenberg of the New York Times:

Ben Rothenberg @BenRothenberg

SIXTEEN points in a row won by Amanda Anisimova. Up 3-0 in the second. #RG19

Perhaps taking inspiration from her opponent, Barty launched a remarkable comeback of her own to take the second set 6-3.

The Australian took the decider by the same scoreline, but not before Anisimova saved five match points.

Konta's clash with Vondrousova may not have been quite so topsy-turvy, but it wasn't short on twists either.

Twice Vondrousova battled back from a break down in the opening set, surviving three set points before taking it in style:

Roland-Garros @rolandgarros

Well that's one way to seal a set... Vondrousova with an amazing lob to inch her way closer to a maiden Grand Slam final... 🎾 https://t.co/b7rnoarzwc #RG19 https://t.co/nR5n389PYC

An early break put Konta in the driving seat in the second, but once again she failed to close it out from a 5-3 lead.

The No. 26 seed was able to force a tiebreaker, but a nervy showing proved costly and the 19-year-old secured her place in the final with an excellent drop shot.

Federer came into his sixth French Open meeting with Nadal needing everything to go his way if he were to claim his first Roland-Garros victory over him.

However, the pair were met with strong winds, as tennis writer Christopher Clarey observed:

Christopher Clarey @christophclarey

To give you an idea of how gusty it's been, I've got red clay grit on my laptop keyboard and I'm in about the 30th row. Wouldn't want to be in a luxury box down low, but then nobody usually is

Nadal was unfazed by the weather, as Record's Jose Morgado noted:

José Morgado @josemorgado

Unreal how *well* Nadal is playing in these conditions.

While Nadal managed to cope with the conditions, Federer struggled to get near his opponent.

On the two occasions Federer broke the Spaniard's serve, Nadal wasted little time in hitting back, and the 11-time Roland-Garros champion never looked to be in much danger.

He'll face either Djokovic or Thiem on Sunday.