/ 16 February 2021

Barty marches into quarter-finals

Ipswich’s Ash Barty was in command last night cruising past American Shelby Rogers in straight sets to step into the quarter-finals of the Aussie Open. She joins quad singles superstar Dylan Alcott, who is on track to take out his 7th consecutive Aussie Open. Not even a loud phone call could derail him yesterday… For some other big names, watch out for Naomi Osaka v Aussie-trained Taiwanese player Hsieh Su-wei this arvo, and Serena Williams v Simona Halep tonight. After that, an injured Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev will battle it out for a semis spot. And a new couple of names to note: American buddies Jess Pegula (who comes from a family of cashed-up sports fans) and Jennifer Brady will face off on Wednesday after cheering each other on through the rounds.

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