Ashleigh Barty reached the first Australian Open final in history after defeating Madison Keys 6-1 and 6-3 in the semi-finals. There is no world. One person played light-out tennis again and finished the proceedings in just 62 minutes. In the semi-finals, Keys also played well and shined the winner from both wings while Bertie was at his best.
However, American shotmaking was lacking for Bertie, who used her slices to keep points low and elicit errors from his opponents. In the first set alone, Keys had 14 unforced errors, while Bertie had only 4 errors.
Australian Open: Ashleigh Barty continues to raise home flag
The opening set started with an ominous note of a broken key in the first game. She held her position and serve in the third game of the set, and as it turns out, it was the only time she did.
After all, Topseed took only 26 minutes to put the set in his pocket – in Keys Serve in Game 7. At the start of the second set, it was Bertie’s serve that was under pressure, and she began to mistime the shots, hitting more errors in the process.
In the fifth game of the set, Bertie faced a breakpoint after hitting a forced error from the forehand. Bertie’s forehand winner saved a break point and two errors from Keys’ forehand helped keep her lead in the set and match.
In the next game, it was Bertie’s turn to defeat Keys’ serve, and she retained that advantage and eventually played in the ninth game of the set. Of the two players, it was Keys who put in much of her first serve – 71% compared to 61% for Bertie.
However, Bertie scored 86% of the first serve points, while Keys earned only 49%. Bertie made 20 winners in 8 of Keys and 13 in the latter 24. Having reached the Australian Open final, Ashleigh Barty has become the first major Australian woman to ever succeed since Wendy Turnbull in 1980. Bertie will also be the first Australian woman to bid to win a slum since Christine O’Neil in 1978.
– Tennis Sports
Ashleigh Barty puts an end to Madison Keys’ Melbourne Park operations in San Francisco
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