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 out of Brisbane International

  Barty out of Brisbane International Australia's Ashleigh Barty has been knocked out of the Brisbane International after going down in straight sets in her first-round clash with Lesia Tsurenko.World No.17 Barty - ranked 25 spots higher than her opponent - battled from the outset in steamy conditions to succumb in just over an hour in front of a shellshocked Pat Rafter Arena.

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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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