Barty Party comes to an end after fourth round loss at Wimbledon

Queensland’s Ash Barty has crashed out of Wimbledon after losing her fourth round match overnight.

The loss brings her 15 game winning streak to an end, with a shock loss to American Alison Riske.

Barty took out the first set 6-3, before Riske fought back to win 6-2, 6-3.


She says Riske was just a better player on the day.

“I started well, and I was sticking to how I wanted to play.

“And then in the second set, my serve let me down. I let Alison get back into the match, too many times having looked at second serves.

“Tough one to swallow, but I lost to a better player.

The Aussie will still retain her world number one ranking, with Karolina Pliskova also losing her match.

Barty says there are still positives to take from the match.

“I’m proud of what we’ve been able to do over the last 8 weeks, the consistency that we’ve brought, day in day out, has been next to none.

“That’s one of the best things about this trip,” Barty said.