Barty Reaches Wimbledon Quarter Final In All Aussie Match-up
Australian tennis will take centre stage across the sporting landscape this week, when world number one Ash Barty fights for a spot in the semi-final.
Her opponent, fellow Aussie veteran Ajla Tomljanović, progressed 6-4 3-0 after rising British star Emma Raducanu was forced to retire injured.
The quarter-final is the farthest Tomljanović has reached in a Grand Slam, but it will not get much tougher than Barty who is beginning to find form.
“I’m thrilled to play Ash,” said Tomljanović. “I’m hoping that it will be a great match.”
No Australian lady has made it to the Wimbledon final four since Jelena Dokic in 2000.
It's the pair's first career clash together in a major tournament, guaranteeing an Australian makes the semi-final is an exciting prospect for the future of the tour.
Barty conquered Barbora Krejcikova in her round of 16 match-up 7-5 6-3, ending the Czech's dominant 15-win streak.
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