French Open: 17-Year-Old Anisimova Dumps Defending Champ Halep
To absolutely no one's surprise, time does march on.
This obviosity has been underscored yet again by the latest suprise in the women's bracket at the French Open.
Anisimova's confidence was sky-high after just winning her first tournament as a pro in Bogota, and -- whaddaya know -- it was on clay.
The slower surface enabled her -- born and bred in the USA, incidentally, to Russian immigrants -- to withstand Halep's power game and seemed in control from the outset:
The top seeds have been mowed down from the start of this tournament. Among them:
- Angelique Kerber and Caroline Wozniacki didn't get past the first round, and
- Serena Williams and WTA No 1 Naomi Osaka crashed out in the third round,
Whoever emerges victorious here will have won their first Slam title.
What's more, she's won every set here so far.
Emphasis on so far. The tough sledding likely begins in the semi-finals.