Australian ace Ashleigh Barty ‘proud’ to overcome weather conditions and tricky opponent

Ashleigh Barty withstood a dogged opponent and tricky weather conditions to secure her place in the French Open final on Friday.

The Australian looked to be crashing out against American teenager Amanda Anisimova but eventually triumphed 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-3.

‘That is the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I fought my hardest and it feels amazing,” the 23-year-old exclaimed court-side following the biggest win of her career.

‘‘I am proud of the way I fought to win that match, the conditions were incredibly tough,” she said.

‘‘It was cold and windy and I can’t wait to enjoy, it’s been an amazing journey I have been on and I can’t wait until tomorrow.’’

Barty will next face another Grand Slam newbie in the form of 19-year-old Czech star Markéta Vondroušová for the chance to lift the Suzanne Lenglen trophy.

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