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French Open 2017: Teenager shocks Wozniacki

The fans on Chatrier roared into full voice with Mladenovic pulling off a gutsy drop-shot victor to bring up break point.That unsafe approach paid dividends as she hit a crosscourt forehand victor then a backhand down the line to break for 5-2 in the decider.- Ostapenko when asked if her ballroom dancing competitions as a youngster helped prepare her for the big stage in tennis.She will face Swiss Timea Bacsinszky in the semifinals on Thursday, when Ostapenko will celebrate her 20th birthday.And Bacsinszky was the one who wrestled control again, breaking for a 6-4 lead.France’s Mladenovic has had a lot of momentum about her during the clay season, making it to the finals at both Stuttgart and Madrid, and the semis at Indian Wells.First set Bacsinszky took through the break in the ninth game and in the second game bounced back from the account 1:3 and finished off Mladenovic in the tenth game.Meanwhile Bacsinszky is continuing with her dream return to the sport.She compiled a whopping 46-15 advantage in winners against the 23rd-seeded Stosur, who won the 2011 US Open.- Swiss Timea Bacsinszky claimed the first set 6-4 against home favourite Kristina Mladenovic with the play stopped at 1-1 in the second.FACT OF THE DAY: Monica Seles in 1990, at 16 years and six months, and Michael Chang in 1989, at 17 years and three months, are the youngest winners of the French Open.The Latvian’s inexperience showed when she served to stay in the set.Bacsinszky overcame raucous support for Kiki Mladenovic to advance to her second Roland Garros semi-final 6-4 6-4 before unseeded Ostapenko rattled Caroline Wozniacki with a 4-6 6-2 6-2 success.Donald Young and Santiago Gonzalez are through to the men’s doubles final at the French Open.She then forced a decider before rain delayed play for another 20 minutes at 2-1 on serve in the final set.Play has resumed in the women’s quarterfinals at the French Open after a delay of more than three hours because of rain.Wozniacki is that rare beast: a twice year-end world number one-ranked tennis player who has never won a Grand Slam.Earlier, the two men’s quarterfinal matches have been postponed until Wednesday after rain disrupted play at Roland Garros, organisers said.The highlight of the expanded men’s programme is expected to be Djokovic taking on Austria’s Dominic Thiem, the Austrian deemed to be a future champion. Djokovic is the defending champion.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.The two women’s quarterfinals scheduled for Tuesday are still suspended in progress. Last night I went to bed more or less at 11:00.