Sport Ashleigh Barty to meet Daria Gavrilova in Sydney International semis ahead of Australian Open

12:32  11 january  2018
12:32  11 january  2018 Source:   MSN

Barty wins all-Aussie Sydney semi-final

  Barty wins all-Aussie Sydney semi-final <p>Ashleigh Barty has beaten compatriot Daria Gavrilova 3-6 6-4 6-2 to advance to the Sydney International final.</p>In a topsy-turvy match on Friday that included 11 breaks of serve, Barty needed just one in the third set to set up a final against Angelique Kerber or Camila Giorgi.

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Ashleigh Barty© AAP Image/Brendan Esposito Ashleigh Barty Australian tennis star Ashleigh Barty has booked a Sydney International semi-final showdown with compatriot Daria Gavrilova after a convincing win in the last eight.

The 19th-ranked Barty showed why she entered the summer as Australia's number one player after dominating an error-prone Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-2 on Ken Rosewall Arena.

Barty broke the Czech midway through the first set and did not look back, unleashing an impressive array of shots past a frustrated Strycova to run away with the match.

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