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Easy win for Barty

Aug 10, 2018
written by: Tennis Canada
written by: Tennis Canada
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Australian Ashleigh Barty (15) had no trouble booking her ticket for the semifinals of Rogers Cup presented by National Bank.

On Friday, in just under 55 minutes, she crushed Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands in the tournament’s first quarterfinal (6-3, 6-1).

The battle could have been far more heated between the foes since they play at a similar level. Bertens, who is 26 years old and currently ranked World No.18., breezed through the earlier rounds.

But she was no match for Barty. She earned zero break points and lost her serve four times with a first-serve percentage of 39%.

The two rivals had met only once before in their careers: in Brisbane, in 2014. Barty, who was not yet 18, won in three sets. On Friday, she did far better.