Aussies could make history at the French Open

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.


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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.