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Barty storms past Kenin into Adelaide semifinals

Barty storms past Kenin into Adelaide semifinals

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World No.1 Ashleigh Barty thrilled her homeland fans with a powerful victory over former Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin at the Adelaide International 1 on Friday. Barty fired a career-best 17 aces in the match. World No.1 Ashleigh Barty put on a master class on home soil at the Adelaide International 1 on Friday, as the Aussie slammed a career-best 17 aces and knocked out 2020 Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin of the United States 6-3, 6-4. Fast facts: Barty came into the match leading her head-to-head with Kenin by 4-2. However, Kenin had notched a hugely important victory over the No.1 in their most recent meeting, when she upset homeland hope Barty in the 2020 Australian Open semifinals en route to her first Grand Slam title. But Barty, who won the inaugural Adelaide t...
Halep, Osaka, Kasatkina book quarterfinal spots at Melbourne 250s

Halep, Osaka, Kasatkina book quarterfinal spots at Melbourne 250s

Tennis
Second-round action at Melbourne Summer Set 1 saw both No.2 seed Simona Halep and No.1 seed Naomi Osaka breeze into the quarterfinals in around an hour. Meanwhile at Melbourne Summer Set 2, No.3 seed Daria Kasatkina picked up her first win over Madison Keys in eight career meetings. Simona Halep defeated a familiar face at Melbourne Summer Set 1 on Thursday, as the former World No.1 took out her fellow Romanian Elena-Gabriela Ruse, 6-2, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals. The No.2 seed was joined later by No.1 seed Naomi Osaka, who dispatched Maryna Zanevska 6-1, 6-1. "Very happy that I could win this match in this way," Halep said on court, after the clash. "The beginning was a little bit different, so I didn’t feel the ball great, but slowly I started to feel the game, and I ...