Kenin Derails Barty’s Plans

Rogers Cup, Toronto [1] Ashleigh Barty (AUS) vs. [29] Sofia Kenin (USA) Barty won all three previous encounters; however, in their last encounter at Roland Garros, Kenin won her first set against Barty. Perhaps winning that set changed the mindset of Kenin, perhaps Barty being a tad rusty after a mini vacation made the difference;…

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Barty’s Road To 1st Major Final

ROLAND GARROS, FRANCE [8] Ashleigh Barty (AUS) will play teenager, [38] Marketa Vondrousova (CZE). There were almost two teenagers in the final at Roland Garros; [51] Amanda Anisimova (USA) won the first set and had a 3-1 lead in the second set before the wheels came off. If you ever doubt that pressure can affect…

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Barty Tames Pliskova For Miami Title

Barty tames Pliskova

Miami Open, USA Championship Match: [7] Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs. [11] Ashleigh Barty (AUS) This would be the fifth career meeting between them, and they were tied at two wins each. Interesting tidbit, they alternated wins in the past and if the trend continued today, Barty was due to win. The two matches that the…

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Garcia Defeats Barty, Wins Wuhan Title

Garcia defeats Halep

Wuhan Open, China Women’s Final:  [20] Caroline Garcia (FRA) vs. [37] Ashleigh Barty (AUS) It was the first meeting between these two opponents and it was a highly intense and competitive match. This was the sixth singles final of Garcia’s career and she was hoping to get her first singles title of the season.  Barty…

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