Home favorite Ashleigh Barty will play Kiki Bertens in the Ken Rosewall Arena on Friday.
WTA Staff
January 10, 2019


Play starts at 2pm

Ashleigh BARTY (AUS) v Kiki BERTENS (NED) [7]

After 1 ATP match

Aleksandra KRUNIC (SRB) / Katerina SINIAKOVA (CZE) v Eri HOZUMI (JPN) / Alicjia ROSOLSKA (POL)

Starts at 7pm
Aliaksandra SASNOVICH (BLR) [Q] v Angelique KERBER (GER) [2] or Petra KVITOVA (CZE) [5]


Ashleigh Barty is seeking to reach the final in Sydney for the second successive year. 

Kiki Bertens is bidding to become the first Dutchwoman ever to reach that stage.

If she is to do so, she will have to beat Barty for the first time. She lost 6-3, 6-1 in their only Tour meeting in Montreal last year but was also defeated by her in Brisbane qualifying back in 2014.

Aliaksandra Sasnovich has reached two WTA finals previously, including in Brisbane last year. 

The Belarusian has five Top 10 career wins, including two already this year, against Elina Svitolina in Brisbane and Daria Kasatkina earlier this week.