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World number one Barty to skip US Open over COVID-19 concerns

07 July, 2020 8:50 am 8:50 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – World number one Ash Barty will skip the US Open and the tournament preceding it in New York due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. “My team and I have decided that we won’t be travelling to the US for the Western and Southern Open and the US Open this year,” the … Read More

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Barty wins quarter-final rematch against Kvitova

01 January, 2020 9:45 am 9:45 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Ash Barty stormed into her maiden Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday with an emphatic 7-6(6) 6-2 win over Petra Kvitova that avenged her defeat to the hard-hitting Czech in last year’s quarter-final at Melbourne Park. Thrashed 6-1 6-4 by Kvitova last year, top seed Barty rode a wave of crowd support as … Read More

Barty, reclaims, number, one spot, WTA, rankings

Australia’s Ash Barty reclaims number one spot in WTA rankings

09 September, 2019 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Australia’s Ash Barty has reclaimed the number one spot in the WTA rankings less than a month after losing it while US Open champion Bianca Andreescu moved up to a career-high fifth after her maiden Grand Slam win in New York. Andreescu beat Serena Williams 6-3 7-5 in Saturday’s final to … Read More

Tennis: Sharapova win sets up Barty battle in Cincinnati

08 August, 2019 1:09 pm 1:09 pm

CINCINNATI (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova overpowered Alison Riske 6-3 7-6(4) at the Cincinnati Masters on Monday to set up a tantalising second-round battle with world number two Ash Barty, who defeated the Russian at this year’s Australian Open. Sharapova struggled at times with her accuracy but unleashed some massive serves and played stout defence at … Read More

Riske, rewarded, Barty, battle, Wimbledon

Riske rewarded in Barty battle at Wimbledon

07 July, 2019 6:49 pm 6:49 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – In knocking world number one Ash Barty out of Wimbledon, Alison Riske showed that when your dad is a former secret service agent and FBI investigator, you learn how to turn the screw on even the most intimidating opponents. Riske created one of the biggest shocks of the tournament with her 3-6 … Read More

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Barty party underway as Ashleigh triumphs in Paris

06 June, 2019 9:22 am 9:22 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Ashleigh Barty, the Australian who ditched tennis to play professional cricket for a year, smashed Marketa Vondrousova for six to lift the French Open crown at Roland Garros. Boasting a bewildering array of shots and spins, the eighth seed crushed her Czech teenage opponent 6-1 6-3 to win her first Grand Slam … Read More

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Barty party continues with Sakkari win

01 January, 2019 9:01 am 9:01 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Ashleigh Barty eased past Greek Maria Sakkari 7-5 6-1 to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday, keeping alive local hopes of a home women’s champion. Australians have had limited success in the tournament despite boasting several Grand Slam singles champions like Samantha Stosur, Lleyton Hewitt and Pat … Read More

Barty, Vandeweghe denied chance to celebrate title

09 September, 2018 9:31 am 9:31 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A golden moment for Australian Ashleigh Barty and American CoCo Vandeweghe was tinged with disappointment when tournament officials did not let them speak to the crowd after winning the U.S. Open women’s doubles final on Sunday. The pair said they were hustled off court after receiving their trophy for defeating Timea … Read More