Ash Barty eyes top five in the world after another win

Ashleigh Barty is knocking on the door of the world’s top five after booking a career-best third round showing at the French Open, but fellow Aussie Samantha Stosur looks set to drop out of the world’s top 100 after the veteran’s remarkable decade-long French Open run was halted by powerful Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova in the second round.

Entering the slam at a high of No.8 in the world, Barty’s gritty 7-5, 6-1 over Danielle Collins on a damp, cold Paris afternoon continued the Australian’s charmed 2019 run.

A champion in Miami earlier this year, Barty was also a quarter-finalist at the Australian Open and is destined to carry a new career-high ranking onto her favourite grass surface next month.

On a roll: Ash Barty prepares to serve in her French Open encounter with American Danielle Collins.

On a roll: Ash Barty prepares to serve in her French Open encounter with American Danielle Collins.Credit:AP

The 23-year-old played the part of a top-five star, weathering the Australian Open semi-finalist Collins’ best blows in a see-sawing first set before executing a clinical finish in just under 80 minutes on court.

Источник: Theage.com.au

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