June 7, 2019 / 3:14 AM / 3 months ago

Factbox: Ashleigh Barty versus Amanda Anisimova

(Reuters) - A look at the records of Australia’s Ashleigh Barty and American Amanda Anisimova before their semi-final match at the French Open on Friday (prefix number denotes seeding):

Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 6, 2019. Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates after her quarterfinal match against Madison Keys of the U.S. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Files

8-ASHLEIGH BARTY

Age: 23

WTA Ranking: 8 (Highest ranking: 8)

Grand Slam titles: 0

2018 French Open performance: Second round

Best French Open performance: Semi-finals (2019)

Barty has made steady progress in Paris and outclassed American Madison Keys to become the first Australian woman to reach a Grand Slam semi-final since Samantha Stosur in 2016.

The 23-year-old has had a sparkling recent run of form and is guaranteed to enter the top-five when the new world rankings are released after the tournament.

AMANDA ANISIMOVA

Age: 17

WTA Ranking: 51 (Highest ranking: 51)

Grand Slam titles: 0

2018 French Open performance: Did not play

Best French Open performance: Semi-finals (2019)

Jun 6, 2019; Paris, France: Simona Halep (ROU) in action during her match against Amanda Anisimova (USA) on day 12 of the 2019 French Open at Stade Roland Garros. Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports/Files

Teenager Anisimova was at her ruthless best against holder Simona Halep in the quarter-finals, sealing a thumping win to ensure there will be a new Roland Garros women’s champion.

The 17-year-old became the youngest American woman to make a Grand Slam semi-final since Venus Williams, who finished runner-up at the U.S. Open in 1997.

Head-to-head: This will be their first meeting.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis

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