Unseeded Latvian teen Jelena Ostapenko into 1st Slam semi at French Open

Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland clenches her fist as she plays Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko during their semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium Thursday

Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland clenches her fist as she plays Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko during their semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium Thursday

The first woman from her country to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal - beating 2016 Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig and 2010 French Open finalist Samantha Stosur en route - the 47th-ranked Ostapenko has not yet won a title on the WTA circuit. "I think there was probably some nerves at the beginning of the match but it was great to see her come back and play aggressive and fierce tennis especially at such a young age against a great player like Wozniacki".

The matchup suits Ostapenko, the 2014 Wimbledon junior champion: She is 4-0 against Wozniacki.

Bacsinszky, meanwhile, can now look forward to a second French Open semi-final in three years.

"I'm really happy and proud", Bacsinszky said.

"I hope I can play better than the previous time and that the score will be different", said Halep, who lost in three sets to Maria Sharapova on her first appearance in the final at Roland Garros.

At 1-1 in the second set, the match was halted for three hours as torrential rain swept across Roland Garros.

"I had so many great moments on the court, big wins and played a great game", she said.

- Ostapenko will meet 30th seed Timea Bacsinszky in the semi-final. But the duo put on a terrific performance to make the day memorable - not least setting a semi-final on their shared birthday. "If I have a chance to go to the net, I'm going to the net and I just finish the point, because I think it's easier", she said. I was not expecting that she wanted to give me a kiss.

The weather interruptions forced Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic's quarter-finals to be pushed back until Wednesday, drawing a deafening chorus of boos from the Paris crowd.

In a odd twist, both Ostapenko (20) and Bacsinszky (28) will celebrate their birthday when they meet on Thursday for a spot in the final. Two more quarterfinals matches featuring all seeded players take place on Wednesday at Roland Garros.

Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky celebrates winning her quarter final match against France's Kristina Mladenovic.

"We had a hurricane, a sandstorm and nearly snow", she said before adding that coming from Switzerland, it wasn't hard to adapt.

Ostapenko, the world No 47, is the first unseeded player to reach the final in Paris since Mima Jausovec in 1983 while the last player to win their debut title at Roland Garros was Gustavo Kuerten on June 8, 1997 - the day Ostapenko was born.

Ostapenko (19) had struggled against the wind during the opening set on Suzanne-Lenglen, which Wozniacki took control of with two early breaks of serve to race into a 5-0 lead. She tried hitting shorter to draw Ostapenko forward.

Ostapenko's mood was as dark as the menacing black clouds circling above and she gesticulated forlornly towards her mother Jelena, who is also her coach, as shot after shot flew long. The other men's quarterfinals, at the end of the day, are 2016 runner-up Andy Murray vs.

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