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Ashleigh Barty beaten in Brisbane, Serena Williams through in Auckland

Ashleigh Barty did not create a break point during her match against Jennifer BradyWorld number one Ashleigh Barty lost her first match of the year as she was beaten by qualifier Jennifer Brady at the Brisbane International.Australia’s Barty, who had a first-round bye, lost 6-4 7-6 (7-4) to Brady in the second round.Barty did not…

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Fed Cup: Ashleigh Barty hails ‘perfect match’ as Australia draw level against France

Barty took just 56 minutes to beat GarciaWorld number one Ashleigh Barty hailed her “perfect match” in beating Caroline Garcia 6-0 6-0 to draw Australia level in the Fed Cup final against France.France had taken the lead when Kristina Mladenovic swept aside Ajla Tomljanovic 6-1 6-1 in Perth.But Barty thrashed world number 45 Garcia in…

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Barty takes on Svitolina for WTA Finals title

Got a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryWorld number one Ashleigh Barty beats defending champion Elina Svitolina 6-4 6-3 to win WTA Finals title in ShenzhenAustralian Barty caps amazing year with victorySvitolina had been bidding for first title…

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Ashleigh Barty reaches WTA Finals semi-finals by beating Petra Kvitova

Ashleigh Barty, who has won the Roland Garros, Miami and Birmingham titles this year, will finish 2019 as the world number oneAustralian world number one Ashleigh Barty reached the semi-finals of the WTA Finals with a straight-set win over Czech sixth seed Petra Kvitova.Barty, 23, won 6-4 6-2 to eliminate the two-time Wimbledon champion from…

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Ashleigh Barty beaten at Wimbledon 2019 by Alison Riske

Media playback is not supported on this device Barty beaten by excellent RiskeAustralia’s world number one Ashleigh Barty has been knocked out of Wimbledon, losing her fourth-round match against American Alison Riske.World number 55 Riske fought back from a set down to win 3-6 6-2 6-3 in one hour 36 minutes on court two to…

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Ashleigh Barty becomes world number one by winning Birmingham title

Ashleigh Barty won her first Grand Slam title earlier this month at the French OpenAustralian Ashleigh Barty will become the new world number one after beating Julia Gorges 6-3 7-5 to win the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham.The French Open champion will replace Japan’s Naomi Osaka at the top when the rankings are released on…

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Ashleigh Barty beats Venus Williams to close in on world number one ranking

Barty won her first Grand Slam singles title in ParisAshleigh Barty moved to within two matches of becoming world number one after beating Venus Williams 6-4 6-3 to reach the semi-finals of the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham.The French Open champion will overtake Naomi Osaka at the top of the rankings if she wins the…

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Ashleigh Barty into Nature Valley Classic second round in Birmingham

Ashleigh Barty was playing her first match since winning her maiden Grand Slam title on 8 JuneFrench Open champion Ashleigh Barty got her grass-court season off to a winning start with victory over Donna Vekic in the first round in Birmingham.The 23-year-old Australian recovered from an early break in the first set to beat the…