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World No 1 Ashleigh Barty crashes out of Wimbledon to Alison Riske

Top seed Barty beaten 3–6, 6–2, 6–3 by unseeded AmericanWorld No 55 Riske reaches her first Grand Slam quarter-finalThe world No1 and top seed, Ash Barty, has crashed out of Wimbledon in a three-set defeat by the American Alison Riske. Barty, who began…

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Wimbledon 2019: Barty, Nadal, Gauff, Williams and more in action – live!

Updates from all the fourth-round action at SW19Over-30s dominate men’s last 16 at WimbledonThe reasons behind Coco Gauff’s stunning riseAnd you can email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 10.25am BST Hello. There’s Rafael Nadal against Joao Sousa, Roger …

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Ashleigh Barty powers past Harriet Dart into Wimbledon last 16

• World No 1 wins 6-1, 6-1 against Briton in only 53 minutes• French Open champion has now won 15 matches in a rowHarriet Dart’s Wimbledon came to an end in just 53 minutes as the challenge of competing against the World No 1, Ashleigh Barty, proved ju…

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Wimbledon 2019: Kvitova, Federer, Nadal and Serena Williams in action – live!

Updates from Saturday’s third-round action at SW19Gauff keeps Wimbledon dream alive with comebackGet in touch! Email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 12.00pm BST Kei Nishikori might have a weak serve, but the boy can return. The eighth seed was down an e…

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Ashleigh Barty crushes Van Uytvanck in ruthless warning to Wimbledon rivals

World No 1 and top seed wins 6-1, 6-3 in round twoBarty next faces Harriet Dart or Beatriz Haddad Maia Ashleigh Barty was in ruthless mood at Wimbledon on Thursday as she raced into the third round with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Alison Van Uytvanck of Be…

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Wimbledon 2019: Barty, Kyrgios, Nadal, Federer, Williams and Murray in action – live!

Keep up with all the latest action from SW19Herbert focused on doubles action with Andy MurrayFeel free to email Katy or to tweet: @KatyMurrells 10.53am BST Meanwhile in news regarding another talented but extremely temperamental Aussie, Bernard Tomic …

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Sharapova out amid injury drama as Muguruza also falls in Wimbledon shocks

Sharapova retired with a wrist problem 5–0 down in final set2017 champion Muguruza lost 6–4, 6–4 to Beatriz Haddad MaiaThe two biggest shock defeats in the women’s draw befell two former champions: Maria Sharapova and Garbine Muguruza.Sharapova, the 20…

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World No 1 Ashleigh Barty sails through Wimbledon first round in straight sets

French Open winner Barty beats Sasai Zheng 6–4, 6–2Wimbledon champion Kerber beats Tatjana Maria 6–4, 6–3The new world No 1, Ash Barty, began her quest for a first Wimbledon title with a straight-forward 6-4, 6-2 win over Saisai Zheng of China on Tuesd…

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Wimbledon men’s and women’s form guide: the players to watch in SW19

Ashleigh Barty has risen to No 1 and has the tools for grass but the women’s field is as open as ever, while one of the usual suspects looks likely to win the men’s singlesAshleigh Barty The popular Australian has not rested on her laurels after her ma…

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Ashleigh Barty: ‘I’ve learned to embrace fame but it’s impossible to please everyone’

The new world No 1 approaches Wimbledon in confident mood after her French Open win – not bad given that four years ago she was playing cricket having given up on professional tennisFor someone who is so loved, Ashleigh Barty knows a lot about loneline…

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Ashleigh Barty pulls out of Eastbourne with long-standing shoulder problem

• French Open champion saves herself for Wimbledon• Jo Konta prepares to face Maria Sakkari of GreeceNo sooner had Ashleigh Barty become the first Australian woman to reach the top of the Open-era rankings since Evonne Goolagong Cawley 43 years ago tha…

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From no ranking to No 1 in under four years: Ashleigh Barty’s meteroic rise | Jonathan Howcroft

Few players have reached the pinnacle of tennis by as circuitous a route as the QueenslanderTowards the end of May 2016 Ashleigh Barty signed up for the first qualifying round of the Eastbourne Trophy. The tournament was part of the ITF Women’s Circuit…

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From no ranking to No 1 in under four years: Ashleigh Barty’s meteroic rise | Jonathan Howcroft

Few players have reached the pinnacle of tennis by as circuitous a route as the QueenslanderTowards the end of May 2016 Ashleigh Barty signed up for the first qualifying round of the Eastbourne Trophy. The tournament was part of the ITF Women’s Circuit…

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Ashleigh Barty to become world No 1 after Birmingham win over Julia Görges

• Australian will be top when WTA rankings are released• Barty beat Julia Görges 6-3, 7-5 in Birmingham ClassicAshleigh Barty will become the first Australian woman in 43 years to reach the top of the singles rankings after she won the Birmingham Class…

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‘I thought that was it’: why Ash Barty almost gave up tennis for good

Media attention, pressure, depression – Barty went through it all, and it took a stint with cricket to set things rightThe satellite city emerges from a forest of eucalyptus. Large brick houses sit on well-tended blocks of land, where boats and motor h…

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Ashleigh Barty moves to within one win of world No 1 ranking

Australian beats Barbora Strýcová to reach finalGermany’s Julia Goerges stands in her way Ashleigh Barty has moved to within one victory of becoming only the fifth Australian world No 1 after beating Czech Barbora Strýcová 6-4, 6-4 to reach the final o…

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Ashleigh Barty sorry she had to reject Andy Murray’s Wimbledon offer

• ‘It was the hardest decision I have ever had to make’• Australian speaking after beating Venus WilliamsAshleigh Barty has described turning down Andy Murray’s request for her to be his partner in the mixed doubles at Wimbledon as the hardest decision…

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Ashleigh Barty offers stark contrast with Johanna Konta and eyes No 1 spot

• French Open champion looks forward to grass season• Barty highlights progress for Australia’s indigenous youthJohanna Konta’s “acceptance” fatalism got her to the semi-finals of the French Open, her third journey that far in a slam event. Ashleigh Ba…

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‘A joy to watch’: Ashleigh Barty French Open success sparks flood of support

Rod Laver and Evonne Goolagong Cawley lead tributes#BartyParty Twitter hash tag takes off on social mediaAny doubt about Ashleigh Barty’s popularity inside and outside the tennis world has been blown away by the incredible reaction to her French Open t…

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Ashleigh Barty: a humble and hugely popular grand slam champion | Simon Cambers

The Australian was close to individual perfection in the French Open final but as ever was keen to stress the importance of her teamEverything you need to know about Ash Barty was summed up in the immediate aftermath of her first grand slam success. Wi…