Early knock-out for Ash Barty at the Brisbane International

Ash Barty has already been knocked out of the Brisbane International.

The World Number One took to the court for the first time today, for her second round clash against American Jennifer Brady, after a bye in the first round.

The tourist took out the first set 6-4 at Barty’s home court in Brisbane.


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Barty came back in the second, clawing back to a 6-6 tie – forcing a tiebreaker.

Barty pulled within a point at 5-4 before handing her opponent two match points.

The American qualifier had already bested five-time grand slam champ Maria Sharapova in the opening round, and will now go into the third round after defeating the World Number One 6-4, 7-6.

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