NOTTINGHAM, England - Ashleigh Barty dropped just three games against Jana Fett to reach the quarterfinals of the Aegon Open Nottingham, her third WTA quarterfinal of 2017.
Barty needed just under an hour to break Fett five times and claim the victory, 6-2, 6-1.
Up next for the Aussie could be the daunting task of playing against Britain’s No.1 on home soil – she’ll take on the winner of tomorrow’s matchup between Johanna Konta and Yanina Wickmayer.
The victory is Barty’s 20th WTA win of the year (13 main draw). She also matches last year’s quarterfinal run at this tournament, the first WTA event she competed in after making her victorious return to tennis following a cricket sabbatical.
Joining Barty in the quarterfinals is Tsvetana Pironkova – the former Wimbledon semifinalist took down Kurumi Nara 6-3, 6-2, and Donna Vekic defeated Julia Boserup 6-3, 6-4.
American qualifier Kristie Ahn also defeated Magda Linette in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1. With the victory, the 24-year-old reaches her career first WTA quarterfinal, where she’ll await the winner between No.4 seed Alison Riske and Magdalena Rybarikova.
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