French Open: Djokovic knocked out by Thiem and Barty wins women singles!
World number eight Ashleigh Barty defeated 19-year-old Czech Markéta Vondroušová in straight sets to win French Open and her first Grand Slam title on Saturday. The 23-year-old Australian, who played as a cricketer in women's Big Bash League in 2015 and 2016, won with a scoreline of 6-1, 6-3. Both the players were playing their maiden Grand Slam final.
World number four Dominic Thiem beat world number one Novak Djokovic in five sets to reach his second straight French Open final. It took four hours and 13 minutes over two days, as well as a tremendous mental effort in a roller coaster unlike the other semifinal between Federer and Nadal, the Roland Garros semi-final that featured three rain delays. But fourth seed Dominic Thiem made history on the Parisian Terre Battue Saturday afternoon.
The 25-year-old Austrian won with a scoreline of 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 in four hours and 13 minutes across two days due to inclement weather. Thiem ended Djokovic’s 26-match Grand Slam winning streak as well as the Serbian’s bid for the ‘Nole Slam’, as the top seed was trying to claim a fourth consecutive major trophy for the second time in his career.
He will now face defending champion Rafael Nadal in the final tomorrow.