Wimbledon: Ashleigh Barty Sets Up Final 16 Conflict With Barbora Krejcikova

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Ashleigh Barty defeated Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 7-5 on Saturday.© AFP


Ashleigh Barty set up a conflict of dressing Open winners in the Final 16 of Wimbledon after the world number one whip Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 7-5 on Saturday. The 25-year-old Australian won the 2019 dressing Open and meets the current champion of Paris Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic for a place in the final eight. “It was once a hell of a match correct from the first point,” said Barty. “Another great challenge (Krejcikova) but taking a look forward to it.

“She has been playing some great stuff and it’s going to be a new challenge for me as I have never played her before.” 

Barty — who has never been beyond the Final 16 at Wimbledon — is bidding to win her first Wimbledon singles title on the 50th anniversary of fellow indigenous Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley’s maiden crown.

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