Ash Barty makes the French Open semi-final: good news!

Ash Barty is the (welcome!) good news story coming out of Australia this week

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Tennis sensation Ash Barty moving through to the French Open semi-final is the good news Australia needs.

Given we have been making global headlines this week for all the wrong reasons it makes Barty’s success all the more welcome.

Her straight-sets win against American Madison Keys in the quarter-finals means the 23 year old is now just one game away from making the final.

If Barty wins her semi-final match she will become the first Australian to reach the French Open finals in Paris since Samantha Stosur nine years ago.

Along with Stosur Barty is the first Australian to reach the top 10, in a decade.

We’ll be cheering for her to go all the way and take home to French Open grand slam title but whether Barty wins from here or not, is irrelevant.

She’s already given Australians plenty to revel in: by getting as far as she has, by playing with such precision and dignity (not just this week, but always), by coming back in matches from being down.

She’s already a true champion, and this week we need one.

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