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The Latest: Women's semifinals moved to neighboring courts

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PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local):

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2 p.m.

The women's French Open semifinal matches will be held Friday on Courts Suzanne Lenglen and Simonne Mathieu — the second- and third-largest courts at Roland Garros.

Organizers say they moved the matches to those courts in order to "give as many fans as possible the opportunity to attend" after rain washed out all of Wednesday's play.

For 20 euros ($22.50) fans can watch unseeded American teenager Amanda Anisimova play eighth-seeded Ashleigh Barty and unseeded Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova take on No. 26 Johanna Konta.

The men's semifinal matches will be on Court Philippe Chatrier, the largest court on the grounds.

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1:25 p.m.

Ashleigh Barty reached the French Open semifinals for the first time by beating Madison Keys 6-3, 7-5.

Serving for the match for the second time on Court Suzanne Lenglen, the eighth-seeded Australian won when Keys put a forehand into the net.

The 23-year-old Barty will now play her first semifinal in a major tournament against unseeded American teenager Amanda Anisimova.

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1:20 p.m.

American teenager Amanda Anisimova reached the French Open semifinals by upsetting defending champion Simona Halep 6-2, 6-4.

The 17-year-old Anisimova won on her first match point on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Anisimova will play her first major semifinal against either 14th-seeded Madison Keys or eighth-seeded Ashleigh Barty.

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12:15 p.m.

A day after the full schedule was washed out by rain, the last two women's quarterfinals at the French Open are under way at Roland Garros.

Defending champion Simona Halep is facing 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova, and No. 8 seed Ash Barty is taking on No. 14 Madison Keys.

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10 a.m.

After an entire day's play was washed out, organizers at the French Open are optimistic that the four remaining quarterfinal matches will finally be played.

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic carries a 25-match Grand Slam winning streak into his meeting with No. 5 Alexander Zverev on Thursday, while 2018 French Open finalist Dominic Thiem faces No. 10 Karen Khachanov.

If he takes the trophy, Djokovic would become only the second man in history to hold all four major titles at the same time on two separate occasions, joining Rod Laver.

Djokovic already accomplished the feat in 2015-16.

Women's matches open play, with defending champion Simona Halep taking on 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova of the U.S. in Court Philippe Chatrier. The winner will play either No. 8 seed Ash Barty or No. 14 seed Madison Keys, who start play on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

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