Sunday, October 20, 2019
News

Barty beats Mertens in straight sets to grab semifinal spot

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Sydney | Thursday, 2019 2:45:06 PM IST
Australia's Ashleigh Barty defeated Belgium's world No. 12 Elise Mertens 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the last four in the Sydney International tournament for a second year in a row.

Her quarterfinal win comes just one day after she registered the biggest win of her career against world No. 1 Simona Halep on Wednesday, reports Efe news.

The Australian world No. 15 got off to a slow start with some unforced errors that gave Mertens an advantage although she was back in the game by the middle of the first set.

Barty created two break chances in the second set and dominated the set, finally finishing off the game in straight sets after an hour and 17 minutes on court.

"It was nice and solid today. I was pretty happy with the way I was able to come out here and play," Barty said on court.

"For us, it's mostly been about how I try and play my game and not get too sucked into playing the way they (opponents) want me to play. It's important for me to serve well and look for forehands and try and be dominant from that first shot," Barty said after the match.

Barty opened 2019 winning five of her six singles matches; two at the Hopman Cup and all three of her Sydney International matches in straight sets.

The 2018 Sydney finalist will play against either Kiki Bertens or Yulia Putintseva in the last four.

--IANS gau/mr

( 258 Words)

2019-01-10-14:04:26 (IANS)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE SPORTS NEWS
PKL 7: Bengal Warriors beat Dabang Delhi...
Ranchi Test: Kohli's struggle with DRS c...
Future Kids school win basketball com...
11-year chess player evicted from tourne...
Rashid, Ajeetesh climb to the top of gol...
Qualifiers battle it out before making c...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
UP: BSF jawan killed in firing by Bangla...
When Hussain Sagar lake became 'Jai Shri...
Maharashtra: Case registered for sending...
India, Philippines to bolster cooperatio...
Odisha: Illegal firecracker production u...
Karnataka: Siddaramaiah accuses Yediyura...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Sanmoy's arrest bring opposition pa... 
Boris Johnson refuses to sign lette... 
41 subway stations damaged during p... 
Jharkhand: With belief of venom imm... 
UP: Woman accuses husband of giving... 
Chinese state media warns NBA commi... 
Odisha: 'Khadi Bazar' inaugurated i... 
U'khand: 3 injured, 2 missing after...