Teenager Ostapenko shocks Wozniacki to reach last four

Highlights Ostapenko overcomes Wozniacki

She took it when the Frenchwoman fired a forehand volley wide. This is all so new to her and she seemed as surprised as anyone to be where she is. "I think maybe this [birthday] is one of the best ones - because to play semifinal of Roland Garros on your birthday, I think it's really nice".

Fighting through rain delays, Ostapenko reaches the semifinals at the 2017 French Open.

Bacsinszky, who also made the last four in 2015, will face unseeded Ostapenko who stunned Danish 11th seed Caroline Wozniacki 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 for a place in Saturday's final. Prior to this season, she had played six Grand Slam main draws and lost in the first or second round in all of them.

"I'm really happy and proud", Bacsinszky said.

"In my mind, every time I go on court to play against her, I just know that I have to stay aggressive, but to not go for every shot because I have to be consistent, as well". But the match continued in the same vein three hours later and Wozniacki was denied a chance to win her first Grand Slam title yet again.

The year before that, she lost in the first round of French Open qualifying.

She is coached by another player who prospered on the red clay here - Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues, who won two French Open doubles titles.

It did little to dampen Ostapenko's fire, though, and it was one-way traffic in the match's third instalment as she raced to a fourth consecutive victory against Wozniacki.

30 - Maximum wind speed in km/h as play was disrupted by torrential rain. Serve tosses were an adventure.

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Both had to endure winds whipping up dust in their eyes during their respective ties.

"It was really hard because we had all the seasons rolled into one today", Bacsinszky told reporters after the match. "We had a hurricane, a sandstorm, and we nearly had snow, too". On June, 8, 1997 - the day Ostapenko was born!

The matchup suits Ostapenko, the 2014 Wimbledon junior champion: She is 4-0 against Wozniacki.

The two men's quarterfinals scheduled for Tuesday were postponed after showers caused more than 3½ hours of rain delays. Ostapenko will be 20 while her Swiss opponent will turn 28. But lucky her, she's way younger than I am.

But Paris has become a site that brings out her best tennis.

"It's the grand slam which is closer to us from the region - I'm from a French-speaking part of Switzerland, so we have been following it quite a lot". You guys [journalists] have something to talk about. The weather interruptions forced Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic's respective quarter-final matches to be pushed back until Wednesday, drawing a deafening chorus of boos from the Paris crowd.

FRENCH favourite Kristina Mladenovic skidded out of a storm-struck French Open on Tuesday, losing 6-4, 6-4 to Timea Bacsinszky in a rain-interrupted quarter-final.

But their outings have been put back a day, joining the other two men's quarter-final clashes.

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