Ash Barty gives Australia Fed Cup lead

ASH Barty has put Australia up 2-1 in their Fed Cup World Group clash against the United States, with a straight sets victory over Madison Keys.

Barty steamrolled the world No.17 6-4 6-1 in Asheville, North Carolina, on Sunday (local time).
It wasn’t all smooth sailing for the Australian No.1 though, losing her opening two service games to trail 0-3 in the opening set before rallying back.

Australia needs one victory in the remaining two rubbers for the upset win over the US and to move into the World Group semi-finals against Belarus in April.


Gold Coaster Kimberly Birrell was scheduled to play Sofia Kenin, but after both lost their opening singles matches on Saturday it will be Australia’s Daria Gavrilova against Danielle Collins.

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