Youngster Anisimova shocks Simona Halep to reach Roland Garros semi-final

Seventeen-year-old Amanda Anisimova produced a stunning performance to defeat defending champion Simona Halep in the French Open quarter-finals.

Anisimova is the first player born in the 2000s to reach the last eight at a slam and she overcame her nerves to hit Halep off the court in a 6-2 6-4 victory.

Halep's defeat means there is guaranteed to be a first-time slam champion come Saturday, while Anisimova is the youngest semi-finalist at Roland Garros since Nicole Vaidsiova in 2006.

In the last four, she will take on another first-time slam semi-finalist in Australia's Ashleigh Barty.

The eighth seed is thought of as more of a threat on faster surfaces, but she has been in superb form this season and has carried that onto the clay.

Barty was a 6-3 7-5 winner over 14th seed Madison Keys, taking her second opportunity to serve out the victory.