The 30th racket of the world, Russian Maria Sharapova, lost in three sets to Australian Ashleigh Barty, who ranks 15th in the WTA ranking, with 6/4, 1/6, 4/6 in the fourth round of the Australian Open.
The match lasted 2 hours and 22 minutes. During this time, the 31-year-old Sharapova completed two aces, made a mistake ten times when serving and sold two break points, and the 22-year-old Barty filed six times, made four double mistakes and made four breaks.
Previously, the score in personal meetings was 2-0 in favor of the Russians. In the quarterfinals of the Australian Open Barty will fight with Czech Petra Kvitova.