Who is Amanda Anisimova, the 17-year-old who stunned French Open champion Simona Halep?

(CNN)As her down-the-line backhand flew past Simona Halep, 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova dropped her racquet to the side, put her hands on her face, and simply said, “What!” Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, features and videos She’s also yet to drop a set in this tournament. “I can’t believe it,” Anisimova said on court after the win. “I’ve been working so hard, but I didn’t think it would pay off like this. This is honestly more than anything I could ask for.” Anisimova was born in New Jersey on August 31, 2001, less than two weeks before the September 11 terror attacks. Her parents, Olga and Konstantin, had moved to the US from Moscow in 1998 with their oldest daughter, Maria. …

Ashleigh Barty beats Marketa Vondrousova to win French Open

Paris (CNN)Ashleigh Barty won her first grand slam title and became the first Australian to win the French Open since 1973 after downing Czech teen Marketa Vondrousova in straight sets. It was the first grand slam final for both. Once they got going, Barty raced to a quick 4-0 lead. READ: Women’s semifinal venue’s ‘unfair and inappropriate’ The eighth seed led another teen, Amanda Anisimova, 5-0 in the first set of the semifinals Friday before the American rallied to take a set and break advantage. Barty thus had to come back herself to make the finale. Visit CNN Sport for more news and videos But on Saturday as the sun came out in Paris in the late afternoon, the former …

French Open 2019: Roger Federer makes winning return

(CNN)If you were a 37-year-old at the French Open Sunday, it was a day to remember. Tearful Roger Federer remembers late coach Federer’s own career, one in which he leads the men’s grand slam count on 20 and remains a viable threat at majors despite his advanced tennis years, has been inspiring too. Rise of Naomi Osaka Besides being multilingual, Federer also seems like a kidder. There is no chance of the French fans’ love for him waning, including in the second round when he meets a German lucky loser, Oscar Otte. Sonego may not be a household name to casual fans but the Italian is no slouch on clay having reached the quarterfinals at the Monte Carlo Masters in …

Roger Federer achieves more milestones at French Open

(CNN)By returning to the French Open this year after a three-year absence, Roger Federer is spreading his milestones across the tennis world. Follow @cnnsport READ: Osaka can win 10 grand slams, says Chinese star Li NaREAD: Kyrgios throws chair during Italian Open meltdown Rise of Naomi Osaka Krunic had trailed 4-1 in the third set, though later couldn’t serve the match out four times or convert a match point. Tsurenko was chuffed to go through, especially after what she said was the trauma of turning 30 on Thursday. “I start to think about that I’m 30, and I don’t have much time left to play on tour and all this bad things,” said Tsurenko, whose fellow Ukrainian Elina Svitolina exited …

Naomi Osaka rallies again at French Open, this time against Azarenka

(CNN)Naomi Osaka and Victoria Azarenka are both two-time grand slam winners but when they crossed paths at the French Open, one was surging while the other sought a return to her finest days. Osaka recovered from an even more ominous scenario in the first round against 90th-ranked Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, her Slovak foe unable to serve out the encounter twice in the second set against an admittedly nervous 21-year-old. READ: Unforgettable day for German outsiders READ: The anniversary of Chang’s underhand serve “I actually played well today,” Osaka told reporters. “Against Vika, she has the ability to hit winners. I don’t think the other girl hit that many winners. “I was more making the mistakes.” Azarenka is capable of stringing …