French Open 2019: Simona Halep loses to unseeded teenager Amanda Anisimova

French Open 2019: Simona Halep loses to unseeded teenager Amanda Anisimova

Russia's Karen Khachanov also should have played Austria's Dominic Thiem on Wednesday but that game will now be moved to Thursday.

Facing two teenagers in as many rounds in the French Open has left Simona Halep feeling "old", but the 27-year-old said the experience of being a Grand Slam victor can help her tackle youthful rivals, who show no fear.

While she may not like to be reminded of the 10-year age gap between Anisimova and herself, Halep is confident she can handle whatever the world number 51 throws at her.

The 22-year-old has downed Djokovic in their two biggest clashes, in the Rome final on clay in 2017 and in last year's year-end championship finale in London.

The schedule has been brought forward by three hours to start at noon (Paris time). The American had found her range, though, and she went 3-0 up in the second, pulling her opponent around the court - just as she did in beating 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams in the previous round.

Defending champion Simona Halep hurried into the French Open quarter-finals by sweeping aside Polish teenager Iga Swiatek in a 6-1 6-0 victory on Monday.

However, given the weather forecast, the organisers were later to the cancellation of the complete game day forced, last, 2016, at the second tournament-Monday of the case.

On Tuesday, Stephens will face No. 26 seed Johanna Konta of Great Britain, which begins play on Court Philippe Chatrier at 2 p.m.

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Swiatek knocked out Olympic champion Monica Puig on her way to the last 16 and conceded it was odd sharing the Court Philippe-Chatrier with Halep.

The German has recovered his form and focus to reach the last eight at Roland Garros for the second time - though the world No.1 stands between him and his maiden Grand Slam semi-final.

The 17-year-old Anisimova won on her first match point on Court Philippe Chatrier.

But she insists that does not make her task any easier, explaining: "It's opened up in a seeding regard, but I think the other three girls in the semi-finals are playing incredible tennis".

It is expected to rain all day at Rolland Garros, pushing the day's matches to Thursday.

American teenager Amanda Anisimova has reached the semi-finals of the French Open with a straight sets win over defending champion Simona Halep.

Djokovic already accomplished the feat in 2015-16.

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