Dutch tennis player Kiki Bertens commented on reaching the semi-final of the tournament in Sydney.
“I think I had a great match. I am very happy to qualify for the semi-finals. I always like to spend a lot of matches to gain a beat. Before a big tournament like the Australian Open, I’m glad to have any kind of fight. I have not very good memories of our last meeting with Barty. But Ashleigh is a great tennis player. To confront her is not easy. In Montreal, I did not show my best game. I really want to play well tomorrow. Barty often uses shredded beats and knocks her opponents off the beat. You send the ball under forehand and get a powerful answer. She can do a lot with the ball. In the match with her you need to play really well, aggressively, but not overdo it. It is necessary not to lose concentration in the sweepstakes. Tomorrow it will be necessary to play that way, “the Tour press service quotes Kiki.