Maltese tennis star reaches Australian Open semi finals

There seems to be no stopping Maltese tennis sensation Francesca Curmi.

The teenager has made Malta proud after reaching the semi finals of the Australian Open.

She notched up another impressive win in the junior doubles competition with her partner Loudmilla Bencheick from France.

The duo defeated second seeds Thasaporn Naklo and Mananchaya Sawangkaew from Thailand in a three set thriller, winning 7-6 4-6 10-7.

The match lasted nearly 90 minutes.

The result means Francesca and Loudmilla are now just one match away from the final of the tournament in Melbourne.

Following the Australian Open, the 16-year-old from Malta will be taking part in high-ranking tennis tournaments in Italy, France, the UK and the USA.

Her coaches are Matthew Asciak, Francesco Palpacelli and Marco Salerno.

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