Anisimova, Sharma into final at Bogota — WTA roundup

Amanda Anisimova 2019 Bogota

Amanda Anisimova 2019 Bogota

Astra Sharma described reaching the final of the Bogota Open as "unreal" after the unheralded Australian stunned former victor Lara Arruabarrena in the last four on Saturday.

Sixth-seed Anisimova looked to be facing defeat with Sharma two games away from victory at 6-4 4-4, but the 17-year-old dominated from that point on to secure a 4-6 6-4 6-1 win. The 17-year-old, Amanda Anisimova knocked down the Australian, Astra Sharma in three sets in the final of Copa Colsanitas in the Colombian capital of Bogota. She converted five of eight opportunities on Pliskova's serve, winning the first nine games of the match overall.

A year ago, Anisimova was well outside the Top 100, she'll now climb into the Top 55.

Anisimova and Sharma have never faced each other in WTA play.

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Anisimova, who impressed with a run to the Australian Open last 16 earlier this year, will face Australian Astra Sharma who beat Spain's Lara Arruabarrena 7-5 6-1 win in just 66 minutes.

- Anisimova captured the 2017 US Open girls' singles title, defeating fellow American Coco Gauff in the final, and then made her women's main-draw debut in NY the following year. Among her other junior career highlights, she advanced to the 2016 French Open girls' final at the age of 14 and reached a career-high ITF World Junior Ranking of No. 2 following her Roland Garros performance.

"I definitely got a lot of confidence from it, and hopefully it will bring me more experience ahead of the clay court season this year".

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