Mason, Ohio, USA (AP) – Ash Party defeated Barbora Krijkova on Friday 6: 2, 6: 4 and reached the semifinals of the Western and Southern Open.
The Australian, number one in the world, meets Germany’s two-time finalist Angelique Kerber in Cincinnati, who won the quarter-final duel when the two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova was eliminated in the second set with stomach problems.
Kerber won the first set 6-4 and was tied 3-3 in the second.
In July he defeated Barty Kerber in the Wimbledon semifinals. You have won sporadically in the last six games.
“One of the best competitors in the world,” emphasized Barty. “Angie is never far from her best tennis game, but even on the days when she’s not at her best, she finds a way to stay in the games. When you play against Angie, you walk a fine line where you don’t want to push too hard but don’t want to be defensive. Extreme too, because it can force you to move around on the pitch. “
Barty, who topped the world rankings for 87 weeks, did not lose a group in this edition of the competition in Cincinnati in preparation for the US Open.
Her biggest challenge came in the second round against Heather Watson. Then Partey sent Victoria Azarenka and Krizhikova in straight sentences.
The Australian wasn’t afraid of the sweltering heat and humidity during his first morning game at the Leander Family Tennis Center.
“It was like a summer day in Brisbane,” he mused. “The heat is not an issue for me. It’s nice to play the first game of the day. You know when to start, which is not very common in the tennis world. “
Barty won 84% of her first serve against Krijkova and four of her eight breakpoints. I’ve only made 15 unenforced mistakes.
He hit seven aces on Friday and has 15 in the championship.
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