Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Djokovic, Thiem resume French Open semifinal, women's final follows

Serbia's Novak Djokovic walks towards the locker rooms for a brief interruption because of the rain during his semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Austria's Dominic Thiem at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, June 7, 2019.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic walks towards the locker rooms for a brief interruption because of the rain during his semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Austria's Dominic Thiem at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, June 7, 2019.

Novak Djokovic's 26-match Grand Slam winning streak is on the line when he and Dominic Thiem resume their rain-suspended French Open semifinal.

They are slated to open Saturday's schedule in Court Philippe Chatrier at Roland Garros.

Thiem was ahead 6-2, 3-6, 3-1 when play was halted Friday night. The winner will face 11-time champion Rafael Nadal in Sunday's final.

After Djokovic-Thiem concludes, No. 8 seed Ash Barty of Australia will face unseeded 19-year-old Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic for the women's championship.

It is the first Grand Slam final for either player.

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