She's Done It. Ash Barty Is Off To The French Open Final
Aussie Ash Barty is through to her first French Open final after a hard-fought battle against unseeded American Amanda Anisimov
Barty dominated the beginning of the first set only dropping a handful of points to lead 5-0 after less than 15 minutes of play.
But after dropping her first game, she was broken by the American at her next service game and it quickly went downhill for the Aussie from there.
Anisimov quickly gained ground winning the next four games to level the score 5-5 before taking out the first set in a tie break.
World No. 8 Barty looked to be recovering in the middle of the second set, levelling the score to 3-3 after losing the first couple of games.
Barty, who is the highest-ranked remaining female player in the competition, fought back hard smashing through the next few games to claim the second set 6-3.
Barty had all but secured her spot in the finals as she served for the match at 5-2, before the 17-year-old saved three match spots to level out the game.
But the Aussie proved too strong, taking out the final set and claiming victory in her first ever French Open semi-final, 6-7 (7-4) 6-3 6-3.
Barty has had a dream run at the Roland Garos only dropping one set against another American Sofia Kenin in the round of 16 until her semifinal match.
The Queenslander is the first Australian finalist at Roland Garros in eight years after fighting back from a set down and a break down in the third set to book her place Saturday's decider.
She remains on course to become Australia's first French Open champion since Margaret Court 46 years ago, having never progressed past the second round at Roland Garros.
"That is the hardest thing I have ever had to do," Barty said.
"I fought my hardest and it feels amazing.
"I am proud of the way I fought to win that match, the conditions were incredibly tough.
"It was cold and windy and I can't wait to enjoy, it's been an amazing journey I have been on and I can't wait until tomorrow."
Barty will now rise to third in the world rankings, the highest position occupied by an Australian women since Wendy Turnbull in 1985.
She will face unseeded Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova in the final.