Barty sweeps into fourth round at Australian Open

Barty sweeps into fourth round at Australian Open

21/1/2022 1:36:00 PM

Barty sweeps into fourth round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE: Ash Barty cantered past Camila Giorgi in just over an hour at the Australian Open on Friday (Jan 21) to set up a potential blockbuster fourth round tie against defending champion Naomi Osaka. The world number one, who is aiming to end Australia\u0027s 44-year wait for a homegrown champion, was in dom

MELBOURNE: Ash Barty cantered past Camila Giorgi in just over an hour at the Australian Open on Friday (Jan 21) to set up a potential blockbuster fourth round tie against defending champion Naomi Osaka.The world number one, who is aiming to end Australia's 44-year wait for a homegrown champion, was in dominant form in her 6-2 6-3 victory over the Italian on Rod Laver Arena.

After an early break, the 25-year-old Wimbledon champion fended off three break points to go 5-2 up in the opening stanza and then broke Giorgi to seal the set.A break for 4-2 put Barty in charge of the second set and three games later she was bathing in an ovation from the centre court crowd having secured her place in the last 16 at Melbourne Park for the fourth straight year.

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