Barty proud of 'brutal' win as she reaches French Open final

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Published on June 7, 2019 - Duration: 01:09s

Barty proud of 'brutal' win as she reaches French Open final

Australia's Ashleigh Barty was 'proud' to have fought through her French Open semi-final in tough conditions to confirm her place in Saturday's (June 8) final.


Barty proud of 'brutal' win as she reaches French Open final

VIDEO SHOWS: TENNIS PLAYER, ASHLEIGH BARTY, TALKS ABOUT HER VICTORY IN THE SEMI-FINAL OF THE FRENCH OPEN SHOWS: PARIS, FRANCE (JUNE 7, 2019) (FFT - NO RESALES) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) TENNIS PLAYER, ASHLEIGH BARTY, SAYING ABOUT TOUGH SEMI-FINAL MATCH: "Yeah, all of the above, the occasion, the conditions, it was pretty brutal out there and I think, yeah, I mean I'm just proud of myself the way I was able to fight and scrap and hang in there and find a way when I kind of threw away that first set.

But at the end of the day it's an amazing opportunity and, yeah, I think it was just a really challenging day." 2.

WHITE FLASH 3.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) TENNIS PLAYER, ASHLEIGH BARTY, SAYING ABOUT WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO HAVE REACHED FINAL: "It's crazy, it really is, and I think maybe a bit of a blessing in disguise to play day after day after day just to keep the momentum going and to keep the same routines ticking over and all of that business, but I think it's incredible, it really is.

And Tyze (coach Craig Tyzzer) have worked so hard to get into these positions.

And now that we're here it's about enjoying, embracing it and having fun." 5.

WHITE FLASH 6.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) TENNIS PLAYER, ASHLEIGH BARTY, SAYING ABOUT HER FINAL OPPONENT MARKETA VONDROUSOVA: "You know, obviously she has so much variety in her game.

She's got the ability to move the ball around the court, she moves so well.

So, I think for me it's an opportunity to go out there and try and bring it back to my style of tennis as much as possible.

And, no, at times it's not going to be in my control what she's able to do with the ball.

So, I think it'll be an exciting final for both of us.

Something that'll be well fought, and yeah we look forward to it." STORY: Australia's Ashleigh Barty was 'proud' to have fought through her French Open semi-final in tough conditions to confirm her place in Saturday's (June 8) final.

The 23 year-old said the windy conditions and occasion itself made it hard to compete against U.S. 17 year-old Amanda Anisimova, who took the first set on a tie-break.

Barty was able to fight back and take the match 6-7, 6-3, 6-3 on Friday (June 7).

Barty will take on left-handed Czech Republic's Marketa Vondrousova, who is yet to drop a set in the tournament after bulldozing her way through the draw to be on the cusp of becoming the first teenager to win the French Open women's title since Iva Majoli in 1997.

(Production: Francis Maguire)

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