Australia’s Gavrilova and Barty into Birmingham Quarter Finals

AUSTRALIAN tennis stars Daria Gavrilova and Ashleigh Barty have both advanced to the quarter-finals of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham with tight wins.

Australian No.1 Gavrilova edged closer to her Wimbledon campaign with a 7-5 2-6 6-4 win over Czech Katerina Siniakova .

The world No.21 battled with her serve in hot conditions, being broken six times, but knocked out her 40th-ranked rival in just under two-and-a-half hours.


Meanwhile, Barty played tight match to upset Czech world No.22 Barbora Strycova, 6-3 3-6 6-1.

Barty got out to a 5-2 lead in the opening set before closing it out, her heavy forehand troubling the Czech player before taking a 2-0 lead in the second.

Wimbledon begins on July 3.