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French Open 2019 women's final live scores, updates and commentary - Ashleigh Barty wins Roland Garros title; Thiem beats Djokovic to reach final

Live Tennis Staff in News 8 Jun 2019
  • Live scores, updates and commentary on Day 14 of the 2019 French Open, Saturday June 8
  • Ashleigh Barty wins the 2019 French Open
  • Thiem beats Djokovic in five sets
Barty faces Vondrousova in the French Open final today, while Djokovic vs Thiem resumes (PA Images)

Ashleigh Barty beats Marketa Vondrousova in the women's French Open final after Dominic Thiem beats Novak Djokovic in five sets: live updates, scores and commentary from Day 14 at Roland Garros.

Key events
15:29 08 Jun

Stream the French Open final live

17:00 08 Jun

'Let's go and celebrate tonight.'

16:59 08 Jun

'You gave me a lesson today.'

16:49 08 Jun

Congratulations flooding in

16:46 08 Jun

Delight and disbelief for Ash Barty

16:38 08 Jun

ASHLEIGH BARTY IS THE FRENCH OPEN CHAMPION

16:35 08 Jun

Barty one game away at 5-3

16:30 08 Jun

Barty holds for 4-2

16:27 08 Jun

Vondrousova gets her first hold to love

16:17 08 Jun

Vondrousova holds serve for the first time for 1-6, 1-2

16:10 08 Jun

Barty breaks & holds to lead 2-0 in mini-marathon game

15:59 08 Jun

SET Barty 6-1

15:55 08 Jun

Barty breaks to lead 5-1

15:47 08 Jun

Vondrousova breaks for 1-4

15:42 08 Jun

Barty breaks again for 4-0

15:34 08 Jun

Barty breaks to lead 2-0

15:33 08 Jun

Confident start from Barty

15:24 08 Jun

Players taking the court for the women's final!

15:16 08 Jun

Don't go anywhere ...

15:05 08 Jun

Thiem to face Nadal in the French Open final

14:57 08 Jun

DOMINIC THIEM WINS 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, 5-7, 7-5

14:54 08 Jun

Thiem holds to love to lead 6-5

14:49 08 Jun

Djokovic holds for 5-5

14:43 08 Jun

Djokovic saves two match points, breaks back for 4-5

14:41 08 Jun

Thiem will serve for the match!

14:33 08 Jun

Djokovic breaks back for 3-4

14:29 08 Jun

Djokovic saves break point, holds for 2-4

14:25 08 Jun

Players warming up

14:21 08 Jun

'Two minutes, Novak.'

14:18 08 Jun

Is it raining again?

14:00 08 Jun

Covers coming off?

13:53 08 Jun

Rain-delay reading

13:32 08 Jun

No play before 2pm BST

13:19 08 Jun

Play suspended

13:14 08 Jun

Thiem consolidates to lead 4-1

13:10 08 Jun

Thiem breaks to 15 to lead 3-1

13:08 08 Jun

Both men save break points early

12:44 08 Jun

SET Djokovic leads 2-6, 6-3, 5-7, 7-5

12:39 08 Jun

Thiem broken - Djokovic to serve for the fourth set at 6-5

12:35 08 Jun

Djokovic holds to level 5-5

12:32 08 Jun

Thiem now one game from the final

12:30 08 Jun

Djokovic broken back again for 4-4

12:18 08 Jun

Djokovic re-establishes break lead

12:10 08 Jun

Thiem breaks back with some serious help from the net

12:04 08 Jun

Djokovic breaks to lead 2-1

11:58 08 Jun

Djokovic furious

11:47 08 Jun

SET Thiem 2-6, 6-3, 7-5

11:41 08 Jun

Thiem holds to 15 for 6-5

11:38 08 Jun

Djokovic holds to 15 for 5-5

11:29 08 Jun

Thiem saves 2 break points to lead 5-4

11:26 08 Jun

Djokovic levels at 4-4

11:20 08 Jun

Djokovic breaks for 3-4

11:14 08 Jun

Thiem saves break point, leads 4-1

11:08 08 Jun

Djokovic vs Thiem resuming now!

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15:29 08 Jun

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17:00 08 Jun

'Let's go and celebrate tonight.'

Barty congratulates Vondrousova on 'a phenomenal season from the very start', and adds, 'I have absolutely no doubt that you're going to be in many Grand Slam finals in the future.'

'Thank you guys for sticking with me ... It's been the most amazing journey that we've been on the last three years and I feel like this is just the start for us. Let's go and celebrate tonight.'
16:59 08 Jun

'You gave me a lesson today.'

'Congrats Ash and your team, you gave me a lesson today, so ... thank you,' Marketa Vondrousova says, laughing.

'You're an amazing player and you're such a nice person, so you deserve this.

'Even though I didn't get the win today I really enjoyed my time here and I'm just really happy with everything that happened here.'

'Hi Mum,' she adds.
 
16:49 08 Jun

Congratulations flooding in

Ash Barty is one of the nicest, most down-to-earth and unassuming people in tennis and you can tell by the way that her colleagues and peers are racing to congratulate her online.

Including several of the women she's beaten this tournament.


16:46 08 Jun

Delight and disbelief for Ash Barty

Incredible moments for the 23-year-old Australian.

She left tennis as a teenager for professional cricket when the grind and the loneliness of the tour got too much - but she came back to us and thank god she did. 

'It's been an unbelievable two weeks for me and my team,' she tells Cedric Pioline and Fabrice Santoro. 
16:38 08 Jun

ASHLEIGH BARTY IS THE FRENCH OPEN CHAMPION

Barty would dearly love to break here and close this match out, but Vondrousova has been much more solid on serve and she is swiftly up 40-15.

An exceptional cross-court forehand angle from Barty though gets her in for a smash and 40-30 - and now deuce as she chases down Vondrousova's drop shot and slides beautifully into a riposte down the line for an error. 

A lengthy rally from the baseline ends with Barty coming out on the wrong side of a net cord bounce, but Barty chases down Vondrousova's volley and passes her down the line to peg her back to deuce again. 

Match point as Vondrousova nets a forehand under pressure from Barty's slice backhand ... and she's done it! A huge forehand for the short ball and a smash!
16:35 08 Jun

Barty one game away at 5-3

Barty has been nerveless so far - can she keep it up as the finish line approaches? 

She closes out a hold to love with a super net attack to put herself one game away.
16:30 08 Jun

Barty holds for 4-2

Now here we go - Vondrousova chases down a short ball for a forehand and a backhand volley winner for 30-30 to put some pressure on the Barty serve.

Ash is equal to it for 40-30, forcing a backhand error from wide from the Czech and hitting another of those exquisite backhand drop shots to hold.
16:27 08 Jun

Vondrousova gets her first hold to love

Vondrousova looking more comfortable, gets her first hold of serve to love to stay in touch at 2-3 with a drop shot and lob combination.

Worth remembering that, thanks to their idiosyncratic approach to scheduling, the Czech hasn't played on Philippe-Chatrier before today. And any top player will tell you, the adjustment is a significant one.
16:17 08 Jun

Vondrousova holds serve for the first time for 1-6, 1-2

The crowd are trying to encourage Vondrousova, who's under pressure again at 15-30 and still hasn't held serve - but she plays one of her most proactive baseline points so far, attacking down both lines, for 30-30. 

A Barty forehand winner for break point, though - but Vondrousova saves it with an ace down the T. Barty lets her off the hook a bit with a drop shot attempt into the net - but the Czech back to deuce with a backhand error.

Very smart from Barty in these baseline rallies to play centrally down the court, not giving Vondrousova anything to work with in a 14-shot rally until she gets the ball she wants to use her inside-out forehand to open the court with, but Vondrousova saves break point again for deuce with a service winner. 

Vondrousova shows on the next rally exactly why you don't want to give her angles to work with, chasing down a Barty drop shot for a winner down the line - and she holds for the first time with another forehand winner down the line!
16:10 08 Jun

Barty breaks & holds to lead 2-0 in mini-marathon game

Barty breaks to open the second set as Vondrousova's woes on serve continue and she has a game point to lead 2-0, but the Czech finds a special defensive lob which the Aussie can't chase down for deuce.

Very good serving from Barty today, though, and she lands a solid delivery for game point, only to be pegged back again by Vondrousova.

But Barty attacks the net with a delicate backhand volley for game point - and yet she's back to deuce again after some tremendous defense from Vondrousova.

It will be break point after Vondrousova attacks the net to force an error from Barty - but Barty wins a cat-and-mouse exchange in the forecourt for deuce once again. 

It's the Barty volley vs the Vondrousova lob on the next point, and the Aussie's volley comes out on top as the game climbs towards its ninth minute, but Barty holds with a smart second serve wide to the Vondrousova forehand.
15:59 08 Jun

SET Barty 6-1

A steady. confident, mature performance from the Australian so far and she serves out the set to 15 with her 12th winner. (Vondrousova has only hit 1, but she's got 12 unforced errors to her credit.)

Barty now 5-0 in sets against the Czech.
15:55 08 Jun

Barty breaks to lead 5-1

Vondrousova in trouble again on serve - and it becomes big trouble as Barty throws in an exquisite drop shot the Czech can't chase down for 0-40.

A glorious backhand down the line winner for 15-40, and a great point for 30-40 - but a couple of points later Vondrousova smacks a forehand into the net and she is still yet to hold serve in this set.
15:47 08 Jun

Vondrousova breaks for 1-4

Barty's turn to go down 0-30, but she pulls it back to 30-30 with a very clever net approach, her backhand slice sliding away from Vondrousova for the error - that shot doing a lot of damage early.

Vondrousova starting to play better and hang in some of her preferred longer rallies now - and she breaks back for 1-4 as she outlasts Barty in a very long rally, constantly changing up pace and spin until Barty nets her forehand on the 18th shot. 
15:42 08 Jun

Barty breaks again for 4-0

Barty holds to lead 3-0, and Vondrousova is off to the same sort of slow start she had yesterday against Konta - or perhaps a worse one, as she nets a short backhand from on top of the net for 0-3, 0-30.

The Czech finds a service winner for 15-30, and Barty nets a forehand for 30-30.

Vondrousova plays a backhand drop shot (her trademark) on the next point, but Barty is very much ready for it, chasing it down and flicking it cross-court, and Vondrousova, not expecting such a good response, nets.

Deuce - and Vondrousova takes on the Barty backhand slice, throwing several different shots and spins at it. It stands up superbly, and it's Vondrousova's backhand that misses.

Vondrousova's backhand drop shot saves double break point as Barty races up to it but pokes it wide down the line, but she can't save the third break point and it's a perfect start for Barty.
15:34 08 Jun

Barty breaks to lead 2-0

Not such a good start from Vondrousova - on both points she's pegged back behind the baseline and misses her backhand.

The Czech is 0-2 against Barty, but this is their first meeting on clay. 

Vondrousova is the first teenager into the French Open final since Ana Ivanovic in 2007 - the 19-year-old gets her first point on serve on the board as she uses her cross-court forehand to get Barty on the run for an error, but double-faults for 15-40.

And Barty has the early break.
15:33 08 Jun

Confident start from Barty

Barty serving to open, and she is off to a great start with two big deliveries to lead 30-0.

Vondrousova gets on the board, but Barty closes out the game with an ace. 
15:24 08 Jun

Players taking the court for the women's final!

Marketa Vondrousova and Ashleigh Barty are on Court Philippe-Chatrier for the women's final.

Someone is about to become a major champion for the first time ...
15:16 08 Jun

Don't go anywhere ...

... because the actual event that this day was supposed to be dedicated to is about to start! 

Ashleigh Barty vs Marketa Vondrousova for the French Open title - check out the full match preview here
15:05 08 Jun

Thiem to face Nadal in the French Open final

There will be no second 'Novak Slam' for the world no. 1 as his streak of Grand Slam matches is snapped at 26 by Dominic Thiem.

The Austrian is into the final of the French Open for the second straight year - he'll face Rafael Nadal tomorrow! In less than 24 hours. Rafa Nadal. Oh.
14:57 08 Jun

DOMINIC THIEM WINS 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, 5-7, 7-5

Djokovic makes a complaining noise as Thiem's deep backhand takes an unexpected bounce for an error and 0-15, but attacks the net absolutely beautifully to level 15-15 - after his net game looked so vulnerable for the first four and a half sets, it's suddenly absolutely purring along since the last rain delay.

Djokovic polishes off a short ball with an overhead for 30-15 and complains about something to the umpire - possibly the existence of the sun or the movement of the clouds - followed by a clean cross-court forehand return winner from Thiem. Magnificent and mighty.

Another brilliant net attack from Djokovic at such a huge moment  - two backhand volleys well executed for game point, but he misses a backhand wide on the run for deuce.

Game point again with a service winner - but a forehand error off the back foot for deuce #2 - and another missed forehand hits the net for match point #3!

CLEAN INSIDE-IN FOREHAND WINNER ON TO THE LINE.


14:54 08 Jun

Thiem holds to love to lead 6-5

Pressure back on Thiem, who throws in an absolutely stellar forehand drop shot to lead 30-0, then finds a smart shot back behind Djokovic to wrong-foot the Serb for an error and 40-0. 

And a big serve to hold. 
14:49 08 Jun

Djokovic holds for 5-5

Djokovic with two good serves for 30-0 - Thiem curls a swerving backhand winner down the line and into the corner for 30-15.

The sun is now blazing down from overhead - another big shift in conditions for players to acclimatize to. 

Djokovic can't find a first serve and misses wide off a deep return from Thiem for 30-30 - the Austrian, again, two points from the final.

This time, though, the luck of the net cord is with the Serb! He attacks the net behind a forehand down the line, Thiem defends valiantly to stay in the point, but the net cord carries his cross-court backhand out. Thiem thinks he's saved game point with a forehand winner down the line, but the umpire confirms it's out. 
14:43 08 Jun

Djokovic saves two match points, breaks back for 4-5

A service winner from Thiem and he is two points away from the French Open final ...

Another big serve for 40-15 - the first match point goes begging with a framed forehand, and the second sees Thiem slicing a backhand wide. Deuce.

Break point now as Thiem slaps an inside-out forehand into the net - and Djokovic breaks back with another error.
14:41 08 Jun

Thiem will serve for the match!

Just when you think Djokovic's got the momentum - he's up 30-0 after breaking back for 3-4 - he loses three points in a row with more or less unforced errors and suddenly Thiem has a break point which, if he converts, will see him serving for the match. 

And Djokovic nets a forehand off a solid return from Thiem!
14:33 08 Jun

Djokovic breaks back for 3-4

Thiem back from 0-15 to 15-15 with a big serve - but Djokovic attacks the net and the Austrian's passing backhand drifts long, smartly left by Djokovic for 15-30.

Oh Novak - that's a big let-off. He has Thiem scrambling and struggling with a big cross-court forehand, and steps in for a forehand approach, only to fire it long for 30-30.

This time though there's no mistake from the world no. 1. Again he approaches to Thiem's forehand, works his way into the net and knifes a volley for break point. 

Thiem pins Djokovic into his backhand corner for the error to save it - but Djokovic attacks the net again, finds another winning combination of volleys to earn break point. Someone rummaged in his locker and found his next game.

And Djokovic breaks!
14:29 08 Jun

Djokovic saves break point, holds for 2-4

Djokovic stops play on the first point, arguing that Thiem has missed. The umpire disagrees - 'It's touching, Novak.'

Djokovic is dumbfounded. Break point.

But he saves it with a big serve - and will have game point for 2-4 as a lengthy rally ends with Thiem slapping a cross-court ball into the net. And a solid attacking point to hold.
14:25 08 Jun

Players warming up

There will be a full 5-minute warm-up for Djokovic and Thiem.

Reminder: Thiem leads 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, 5-7, 4-1. 

And it's deuce on Djokovic's serve.
14:21 08 Jun

'Two minutes, Novak.'

Djokovic, Marian Vajda and his fitness coach Uli kicking around a tennis ball backstage.

'Two minutes, Novak. Two minutes,' says an official.

Thiem, alone, paces, rapping his knuckles on the 'wall of champions' nervously and stretching.
14:18 08 Jun

Is it raining again?

Umbrellas going up on Chatrier again before players even take to the court. 

A huddle of supervisors ad tournament officials at the side of the court. 
14:00 08 Jun

Covers coming off?

Scattered applause on Chatrier from the folks filing back in as the covers are being peeled off the court.

Looking hopeful for a resumption soon ...
13:53 08 Jun

Rain-delay reading

As we wait for the resumption of Djokovic vs Thiem, here's some interesting numbers on the women's final which will see Ash Barty taking on Marketa Vondrousova.

It's getting close to midnight in Barty's native Queensland ... but if anybody can stay up on a Saturday night, I do believe it's the Aussies.
13:32 08 Jun

No play before 2pm BST

Play will not resume until 2pm BST - half an hour from now.

Which, if you're keeping track, was the time the women's final was supposed to start.
13:19 08 Jun

Play suspended

Umbrellas blossoming in the crowd as Djokovic alternates forehand winners with forehand errors for 30-30. A double break here surely would spell the end for the Serb ...

And Thiem has a point for it as a defensive lob gets the error from Djokovic - Thiem's defense really has been tremendous today.

Djokovic with a forehand winner for deuce - and play is suspended.
13:14 08 Jun

Thiem consolidates to lead 4-1

Thiem up 30-0 as he serves to consolidate - and a huge forehand down the line gets him on top of the point for 40-0.

A big return from Djokovic and a double-fault for 40-30 - but Djokovic nets his backhand and Thiem is up 4-1.
13:10 08 Jun

Thiem breaks to 15 to lead 3-1

The women's final is supposed to start in 50 minutes and there are some very grey clouds gathering over Roland Garros. Which is all fine.

There are some dark clouds gathering over Novak Djokovic, too, as he goes down 0-30 and then blasts a backhand wide for 0-40. 

He serves on the next point before the crowd have even quieted down, but it seems to take Thiem by surprise and the Austrian nets. 

Break point #2, Djokovic attacks the net ... and his drop shot hits the net cord and bounces back. 
13:08 08 Jun

Both men save break points early

As the fifth set starts, both men have - and save - break point. 

Thiem puts a backhand down the line wide on his, while Djokovic bungles a drop-shot response.

It's on serve at 2-1.
12:44 08 Jun

SET Djokovic leads 2-6, 6-3, 5-7, 7-5

Thiem is on top of the point but presses a forehand long to give Djokovic 15-0 - the Serb returns the favour with a dreadful drop shot into the net for 15-15.

Another pair of errors from Thiem, though, and it's two set points for Djokovic - and we are going five!
12:39 08 Jun

Thiem broken - Djokovic to serve for the fourth set at 6-5

Thiem makes a dreadful hash of a slice backhand for 0-15 and Djokovic goes on the attack on the next point, only to go back to Thiem at the net instead of into the open court and be punished with a lob he can't chase down for 15-15. 

Djokovic attacks the net on the next point, too, only for a sizzling Thiem backhand pass attempt to elicit a volley error to see the Austrian up 30-15.

In a long rally, Djokovic keeps great length on the ball to force a forehand error wide from Thiem for 30-30 - and it's break point as the Austrian misses another forehand long!

And Thiem double-faults! Djokovic will serve for the set. 


12:35 08 Jun

Djokovic holds to level 5-5

An immediate 0-15 foothold for Thiem, but he can't punish Djokovic for an attempted serve and volley as his backhand return goes wide. 15-15.

Another early rally error from Thiem sees Djokovic up 30-15, and Thiem snatches at another return for 40-15. Djokovic holds as Thiem's backhand goes wide.
12:32 08 Jun

Thiem now one game from the final

How Thiem is still in this set, I don't quite know - a mixture of tremendous defense and sheer grit on the one hand, and Djokovic not being able to get out of his own way on the other.

The Austrian hits an improvised forehand passing shot for game point - if he converts, he'll be one game away from the final. Djokovic drops to 23/50 on net point - and Thiem lands the big serve to hold.
12:30 08 Jun

Djokovic broken back again for 4-4

Djokovic has definitely been the better player in this set, and he finds an authoritative hold for 4-2.

But then somehow he's broken again for 4-4 ...
12:18 08 Jun

Djokovic re-establishes break lead

And Djokovic promptly breaks straight back after a scrappy game from Thiem - he's up 3-2 and about to serve.

There are a lot of ... feelings out there today.
12:10 08 Jun

Thiem breaks back with some serious help from the net

Or perhaps not such a good job after all - there have been an awful lot of badly-timed serve-and-volleys in recent games, and Djokovic is punished for another for 0-30. He's now 17/41 on net points.

And it's two break points for Thiem to get back on serve ...He can't convert either, and he's furious with himself after throwing a backhand slice into the net on the second. Deuce.

Thiem will have a third chance as he hits a gorgeous drop shot - and he gets very lucky on a net cord! It skips up, soars over Djokovic's head and lands on the baseline. 
12:04 08 Jun

Djokovic breaks to lead 2-1

Djokovic does a great job of steadying himself amidst his frustration to go on the attack on Thiem's serve - and gets to 0-30, then break point as he cleverly outmaneouvres the Austrian.

Thiem throws in a drop shot but clearly has no particular plan to follow it up and his pass attempt goes wide. A break for Djokovic! 
11:58 08 Jun

Djokovic furious

Djokovic was given a code violation for unsportmanlike conduct, although the camera didn't catch what for.

He was furious at the umpire a few games ago for giving him a time violation, and he spends the change of ends doing some quality ranting.

Highlights include 'Have you ever played tennis?' and 'You've made yourself recognizable. You're going to get all the presents. Well done, well done.'
11:47 08 Jun

SET Thiem 2-6, 6-3, 7-5

Thiem hits two mammoth inside-in forehands down the line in this game, first for 0-15, then for 30-30.

Djokovic received a time violation in the previous point, which was, oddly, applauded by some of the crowd. 

Live by the sword, die by the sword (in this case the sword is hitting a tennis ball really hard down the line) - Thiem buries a backhand in the net for game point. Djokovic complains to the umpire about something.

Deuce with a passing shot winner from Thiem - the crowd now booing Djokovic briefly. I am confused. A couple of deuces now - and set point for Thiem as a rattled Djokovic makes an error.

Thiem squanders the chance, though, as he digs out a slice that goes long - but he pegs Djokovic back from game point with a great return that forced Djokovic's volley to be soft and whipped away for a winner.

Set point #2 as Djokovic's first shot forehand hits the netcord and bounces back - but Thiem can only frame the serve to his backhand. He's furious.

Another error from Djokovic on the first shot for set point #3 - but an ace to save it.

Thiem earns a fourth chance though with some incredible defense to stay in the point and give himself a chance to whip the backhand winner down the line - and a brilliant backhand return down the line forces the error as Djokovic serves and volleys!

Djokovic given a code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct.


11:41 08 Jun

Thiem holds to 15 for 6-5

A double fault sees Thiem at 15-15, 5-5 as the clock ticks over to two hours precisely.

Djokovic finds a sharp cross-court angle under pressure but Thiem is equal to it for 30-15, and it's a solid hold to put him ahead 6-5.
11:38 08 Jun

Djokovic holds to 15 for 5-5

Djokovic serving to stay in the set - he attacks the net very precisely for 30-15, then lands an equally finely-judged serve for 40-15.

I was about to type that he's making no mistakes in this game, but he does just that under heavy pressure from Thiem, blasting a backhand long for 40-30 - and an exquisite backhand whispers down the line for game.
11:29 08 Jun

Thiem saves 2 break points to lead 5-4

Down 0-15, Thiem throws in a drop shot that's nicely weighted and then Djokovic misjudges an inside-out forehand to see the Austrian lead 30-15. 

Djokovic attacks behind a good return, getting softer balls from Thiem on the run, and slides into the net for a volley winner for 30-30. Beautifully done.

Thiem drifts long for break point - but he saves it in dazzling style! A lengthy rally sees Djokovic land several balls on the baseline, but Thiem ripostes with a searing backhand down the line to get himself on top of the rally, then he has to hit several overheads as Djokovic keeps reading and returning them before closing out the point with a reflex volley.

Thiem tries for the same backhand down the line on the next point and misses - but saves the second break point behind a big serve, and he's up game point after an absolutely gorgeous volley that has Djokovic flinging his racquet at it vainly.

Thiem holds as Djokovic blasts his backhand wide.
11:26 08 Jun

Djokovic levels at 4-4

It might just be me, but it feels like Thiem came out here today mad as hell about last night's suspension and determined to throw everything at Djokovic. 

He does just that for 30-30, attacking the net and landing three volleys ranging from perfect to desperate and pumping his fist high in the air - but Djokovic attacks the net himself for game point and converts with a service winner. That was a snuffer.
11:20 08 Jun

Djokovic breaks for 3-4

Thiem is under pressure on serve again at 4-2, and a marathon rally at 30-30 sees him eventually drift long on the backhand after 24 shots - impeccable depth from Djokovic, who got a bit passive in the key stages last night.

And Djokovic probes him back into his backhand corner to get a framed forehand long - back on serve. 
11:14 08 Jun

Thiem saves break point, leads 4-1

Down 0-30 on the resumption and then down break point, Thiem finds some bruising forehands to get himself out of trouble and extend his lead in the third set to 4-1.

Someone came out firing.
11:08 08 Jun

Djokovic vs Thiem resuming now!

The rain(?)-delayed French Open semifinal is back on with Thiem leading 2-6, 3-6, 1-3.

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It’s women’s final day at Roland Garros as eighth seed Ashleigh Barty and 19-year-old Marketa Vondrousova collide in a surprise final, while World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has a battle on his hands if he wants to keep his ‘Nole Slam’ bid alive, trailing Dominic Thiem 1-3 in the third set after the pair split the first two as their semi-final continues.

Djokovic vs Thiem will resume first up on Court Philippe-Chatrier at 12.00pm local time (11.00am BST), but then all eyes will be on Barty and Vondrousova as they attempt to win a maiden major title.

Both players overcame a lot of adversity in their respective semi-finals - Barty recovered from the disappointment of failing to close out the opening set while leading Amanda Anisimova 5-0, 40-15, while Vondrousova twice came back from 3-5 down to conquer Johanna Konta in three sets.

Barty, the Miami Open champion, has been building towards a Grand Slam breakthrough ever since her return to tennis from professional cricket in 2016, finishing the following season in the top 20, breaking into the top 15 by the end of 2018 and then cracking the top 10 following her aforementioned triumph in Miami, along with reaching the Australian Open quarter-finals and finishing runner-up in Sydney - and that’s also not mentioning being instrumental in guiding Australia into the Fed Cup final.

Meanwhile, Vondrousova has been as consistent as they come in 2019, making at least the quarter-finals of every tournament she’s played since the Australian Open, finishing runner-up in Budapest and Istanbul and beating Simona Halep on two occasions in Indian Wells and Rome. The 19-year-old hasn’t dropped a set on her way to the French Open final, and if she can close out Barty in straights, it will be the first time in history a teenager has won the Roland Garros without losing a set.

Both players are also trying to break long-standing droughts for their respective nations at Roland Garros - no Australian woman has won the French Open since Margaret Court in 1973, while Hana Mandlíková was the last player representing Czech Republic to reign supreme in Paris, doing so in 1981.

Huge ranking jumps are also on the line for the pair, with Barty rising to No. 2 if she wins the title and No. 3 if she falls short, while Vondrousova will climb to No. 11 with a win and No. 16 if she loses.

It promises to be an unmissable day at Roland Garros as a brand new Grand Slam champion is crowned - join us for every point as we live blog the completion of Djokovic vs Thiem and the final between Barty and Vondrousova.


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