Australians Casey Dellacqua and Ashleigh Barty are on the verge of making Australian tennis history, after surging into the French Open doubles semi-finals in Paris.
Less than a year after returning to tennis from turbulent time-outs, Dellacqua and Barty are one step away from becoming the first all-Australian pairing to reach the women’s doubles final at all four grand slam events in half a century.
However Dellacqua’s bid for a French Open double was dashed when she and American Rajeev Ram lost 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 10-5 in the mixed semi-finals to German Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Colombian Robert Farah.
ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT
Dellacqua and Barty won the Strasbourg doubles title in a traumatic lead-up to Roland Garros, where Dellacqua has spoke out about Margaret Court’s comments on same sex marriage.