Defending Women's Champ Out In France

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PARIS (AP) --
PARIS (AP) -- The defending women's champion is out at the French Open tennis tournament thanks to a 17-year-old, unseeded American.
After a rainout on Wednesday, the rescheduled women's quarter finals produced a big surprise as Amanda Anisimova knocked off defending champion Simona Halep 6-2, 6-4. In the other quarter final, No. 8 Ashleigh Barty reached the semifinals for the first time by beating Madison Keys 6-3, 7-5.
On the men's side, for the first time in eight years, the four men seeded 1-4 all reached the semifinals at Roland Garros. The matchups are No. 2 Rafael Nadal vs. No. 3 Roger Federer, followed by No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 4 Dominic Thiem. Djokovic reached the semifinals Thursday after beating Alexander Zverev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2. Thiem reached the semifinals for the fourth straight year by beating Karen Khachanov 6-2, 6-4, 6-2.
All the semifinal matches will be played Friday.



 
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