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Ashleigh Barty outplays Angelique Kerber to reach first Wimbledon final

Australian world No 1 wins impressively 6-3, 7-6 (3)Barty hits 38 winners and loses serve only onceThe first thing to know about Ashleigh Barty is that she loves grass. She won the girls’ title here as a 15-year-old a decade ago, she has a game that is…

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Wimbledon wonder: Ash Barty’s resilience and relatability make us cheer each quiet fist pump | Emma Kemp

In decades to come, watching Barty take on Angelique Kerber amid the global pandemic will become a souvenir fond moment of Australian tennisWhen I was a kid I had Pat Rafter posters Blu-Tacked to my bedroom wall. Those complimentary ones from the centr…

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Angelique Kerber sets up Wimbledon semi-final clash with Ashleigh Barty

Former champion beats Karolina Muchova 6-2, 6-3Barty sees off compatriot Ajla Tomljanovic 6-1, 6-3In the three years and 11 grand slam events since Angelique Kerber won Wimbledon, the German has lost in the first round five times and her ranking has fa…

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Wimbledon 2021: Pliskova, Kerber and Barty in quarter-final action – live!

Live updates of the women’s singles quarter-finals at SW19Raducanu out in last 16 after retiring with breathing problemsEmail Daniel with any thoughts or questions 1.33pm BST On Centre, Medvedev and Hurkacz are getting ready. 1.32pm BST Golubic fights…

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Ashleigh Barty beats Barbora Krejcikova to set up first Wimbledon quarter-final

World No 1 recovers from 4-2 down in first set to win 7-5, 6-3Karolina Muchova to face Angelique Kerber in last eightThere is something so simple and reassuring about the way Ashleigh Barty goes about her business. The Australian is the favourite for t…

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Wimbledon 2021: Sabalenka and Swiatek in early action on day seven – live!

Follow all the fourth-round games on Manic MondaySwiatek plays numbers game in bid to become No 1And you can email Daniel or tweet @unitedrewind 10.19am BST Related: New stars of Lions and England ratchet up the Emma Raducanu Effect | Robert Kitson 1…

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‘Three foot’ Ashleigh Barty battles through with Coco Gauff on horizon

Top seed Barty makes 33 unforced errors against Anna BlinkovaCoco Gauff wins 6-4, 6-3 against Elena VesninaHaving scratched from Roland Garros in the second round after aggravating an old hip injury, Ashleigh Barty could be forgiven for wanting to ease…

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Ashleigh Barty prevails as Carla Suárez Navarro bows out ‘happy’

World No 1 wins 6-1, 6-7 (1-7), 6-1 to advance at SW19Tributes to Suárez Navarro after last Wimbledon singles matchWith her words, Ashleigh Barty honoured her opponent, Carla Suárez Navarro, who was playing in her 11th and final Wimbledon after cancer …

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Carla Suárez Navarro faces tough Barty test on recovery from illness

The Spaniard meets world No 1 Ashleigh Barty in the first round at Wimbledon after undergoing chemotherapyPerhaps the only certainty in women’s tennis on the eve of Wimbledon is that Carla Suárez Navarro continues to be the recipient of deeply unfortu…

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Carla Suárez Navarro faces tough Barty test on recovery from illness

The Spaniard meets world No 1 Ashleigh Barty in the first round at Wimbledon after undergoing chemotherapyPerhaps the only certainty in women’s tennis on the eve of Wimbledon is that Carla Suárez Navarro continues to be the recipient of deeply unfortu…

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Ash Barty confirmed as top seed at Wimbledon again

Australia’s world No 1 hoping to reach quarter-finals for first timeReigning 2019 champion Simona Halep seeded secondAsh Barty will have to live up again to being the No 1 in the women’s draw at Wimbledon after the world’s leading player was confirmed …

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Injured Ash Barty refuses to hit panic button with Wimbledon looming

Australian forced into early French Open exit with new injuryBarty says she just needs time to manage the problemAsh Barty is still holding out hope that she will be fit for grass-court glory at Wimbledon despite her early exit from the French Open due…

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French Open: world No 1 Ash Barty retires from tournament with hip injury

Australian exits during second-round match with Magda LinetteBarty also required medical timeout in her first-round winAshleigh Barty will play no further part in Roland Garros after being forced to retire from her second-round match with a left hip in…

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French Open: world No 1 Ash Barty retires from tournament with hip injury

Australian exits during second-round match with Magda LinetteBarty also required medical timeout in her first-round winAshleigh Barty will play no further part in Roland Garros after being forced to retire from her second-round match with a left hip in…

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Rafael Nadal wins in straight sets as he launches French Open defence

Nadal beat Australia’s Alex Popyrin 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (3)Ashleigh Barty battles injury in her three-set winEight months ago in the soggy, cold surrounds of a rare autumn Roland Garros, there were ample doubts circling Rafael Nadal – the loudest from himsel…

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Rafael Nadal wins in straight sets as he launches French Open defence

Nadal beat Australia’s Alex Popyrin 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (3)Ashleigh Barty battles injury in her three-set winEight months ago in the soggy, cold surrounds of a rare autumn Roland Garros, there were ample doubts circling Rafael Nadal – the loudest from himsel…

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Ashleigh Barty and Iga Swiatek ready to start new era of dominance on clay

The two former French Open champions head to Roland Garros looking to ignite a rivalry that could last for years to comeThere will be two defending champions in the women’s draw at the French Open this year. That is not normally how it works; when a pl…

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Ashleigh Barty and Iga Swiatek ready to start new era of dominance on clay

The two former French Open champions head to Roland Garros looking to ignite a rivalry that could last for years to comeThere will be two defending champions in the women’s draw at the French Open this year. That is not normally how it works; when a pl…

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Nadal and Barty at odds with Naomi Osaka over media stance

Osaka said she will not conduct media dutiesBarty: ‘It’s not something that’s ever fazed me’The fallout from Naomi Osaka’s announcement that she will not be conducting her mandatory media duties at the French Open this year due to its effects on her me…

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‘Pain too severe’: Ash Barty retires from Italian Open with arm injury

Barty withdrew while leading Gauff 6-4, 2-1 in quarter-finalInjury casts cloud over world No 1’s French Open bidAsh Barty retired during her Italian Open quarter-final clash in Rome with Coco Gauff due to an arm injury that has cast a cloud over her bi…