Australian tennis player Ashleigh Barty overcame the barrier of the 1/2 final of the Sydney tournament, beating Kiki Bertens from the Netherlands in three sets – 6/7 (4), 6/4, 7/5.
For 2 hours and 18 minutes of the fight, the 15th racket of the world, 22-year-old Ashleigh, made three breaks and six aces, mistaken three times when serving. 27-year-old Bertens, who ranks ninth in the WTA ranking, once took a rival’s pitch, made 15 aces and five double faults. Australian increased the gap in the personal meetings of athletes – 3: 0.
In the finals of the Sydney International competition, Barty will play either with Czech Petra Kvitova or Aliaksandra Sasnovich from Belarus.