Ash Barty cruises through to Aus Open quarter finals

World number one and local hope Ash Barty has made it through to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.

She defeated an in-form American Shelby Rogers in straight sets last night, only losing one break in the second set.

The match finished 6-3, 6-4 to Barty.


She now advances to the quarter-finals, becoming the first Aussie since the ’80s to do so in three consecutive years.

Barty is set to take on Karolina Muchova, who she beat in the US Open three years ago.

She says she’s expecting a big match.

“Now we get another opportunity to do it in the quarter-final of a grand slam. It’ll be a brilliant match.

“I know she got the ability to maneuver the ball all around the court, play with variety, play with shape – yeah, I’m looking forward to it,” Barty said.

The pair face off tomorrow, while the quarter-finals begin tonight, with Hsieh Su-wei up against Naomi Osaka in the day session, and Serena Williams taking on Simona Halep at night.

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