Barty, Vondrousova to meet in Roland Garros final

Australia’s Ashleigh Barty in action. (AFP pic)

PARIS: Ashleigh Barty reached her first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros on Friday, coming back from a set and 0-3 down to defeat 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 6-3 in a rollercoaster semi-final.

Eighth seed Barty, 23, is the first Australian in a French Open final since Samantha Stosur finished runner-up in 2010.

In the final, she will face Czech 19-year-old Marketa Vondrousova where she’ll hope to become the first Australian champion in Paris since Margaret Court in 1973.

Vondrousova reached her maiden Grand Slam final by edging out Britain’s Johanna Konta 7-5, 7-6 (7/2).