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Teenager Ostapenko shocks Wozniacki to reach last four

But Bacsinszky was in control of the match the entire time, winning in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4.

"Lucky her, she's way younger than I am", Bacsinszky said.

From there, the Latvian put on a clinic, racing through the final three games, her powerful groundstrokes beginning to take its toll on the Dane and after a second break, the match was halted for three hours as the rain began to fall.

Having trailed 5-0 in the first set, Ostapenko rallied to 5-4 before losing the set 6-4.

Ostapenko hit 38 winners to 50 unforced errors during her contest. To me, she is always very nice. Ostapenko came into this tournament with nearly zero grand slam success, but the 19-year-old has beaten three straight top-50 players and is fresh off a match in which she hit 46 winners.

Approaching unsafe weather prompted chair umpire Carlos Ramos to suspend play after 20 minutes with Bacsinszky serving at 4-3, love-15. You guys [journalists] have something to talk about. "It was really tough to keep my concentration all day long". I guess if I wasn't playing the big matches in a Grand Slam I wouldn't have these nightmares.

"I did my best and I tried to win today", Wozniacki said.

The now retired Ivanovic was present at Roland Garros on Thursday and was honored by the French tennis federation in a ceremony after the first semifinal.

Timea Bacsinszky will take on Jelena Ostapenko in the last-four at Roland Garros after respective wins over Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Wozniacki.

Both Bacsiszky and Ostapenko share the same birthday but, while one turns 28, the other only reaches the age of 20. The second set was a completely different story as Ostapenko struck powerful forehand winners to dominate her Danish opponent.

Once more that "Kiki-Kiki-Kiki" chant was the soundtrack to Court Philippe-Chatrier, but it was a short-lived affair, with Bacsinszky breaking twice either side of a held service game, to lead 4-3 and serving. But, somehow, Ostapenko fought back and made it 4-5.

It was the start of the legends tournament on the courts of Porte d'Auteuil, where Ivanisevic and Sergi Bruguera got the better of Cash and Chang in the over 45s event.

"It's the tournament closest to my heart", Bacsinszky said.

11 seed for the women, lost a three-set match against the unseeded Jelena Ostapenko.

Stay tuned to see how Ostapenko fares in the semifinals at the French Open.

Seventh-seeded Gabriela Dabrowski and Rohan Bopanna won the mixed doubles title at the French Open. A star on the WTA circuit years ago, she rose to the top, but then petered out after two years holding the No. 1 ranking without a single grand slam to go along with it.

Among the four men's semifinalists at the French Open, Gustavo Kuerten picks Rafael Nadal to win a record 10th title in Paris.

Sunday's clash was their first on clay. In the deciding set when the score was 1:2 a native of Riga have won five games in a row. You could argue Ostapenko should be the favorite. Djokovic is the defending champion.

The other semifinal match will pit top-ranked Andy Murray against 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka.

Before this, she had never been beyond the third round at a major. "I'm really sorry to have knocked out the penultimate French representation".

One of them, though, will enjoy a particularly wonderful birthday gift: a place in their first Major final.

In a insane coincidence, both Ostapenko and Bacsinszky will celebrate their birthdays-20th and 28th, repsectively-on Thursday, June 8, the same day as the women's semifinals.

Romanian Simona Halep has shown the full extent of her defensive skills to beat Karolina Pliskova 6-4 3-6 6-3 and reach her second French Open final.



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