Ashleigh Barty
Ashleigh Barty

The re-match of the thrilling Australian Open 2019 fourth-round match took place in Cincinnati, Ohio and Ashleigh Barty once again knocked down the five-time Grand Slam champion, Maria SharapovaΒ 6-4, 6-1 in the round of 32 of Western & Southern Open 2019.

Set One:

It was the World Number two, Ash Barty facing break points on Sharapova’s opening service game, failing to convert those points, the Russian could lead by a break in the next game.

Bold Barty!

Despite, Sharapova coming up with a phenomenal half-volley she lost her service game at 3-3. With Ashleigh Barty back on serve, she consolidated to a 4-3 lead in the opening set.

Half-Volley by Masha!

Β Ash Winner!

In the previous round, Maria played some best tennis in recent times as she came back from a trail against Alison Riske and earned her ticket to the next round. After losing toΒ Riske at Wimbledon, Barty lost her next singles match Toronto.

Ashleigh Barty Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova

Ashleigh Barty came across a set point, while Sharapova was serving to stay in the set. With the Russian placing her groundstroke wide, Ash Barty moved a step closer to her victory.

Bravo!

Set Two:Β 

Barty began the set by taking a 2-0 lead, but Sharapova’s winners became quite visible when the Australian was serving to take a 3-0 lead. That particular game of the set turned out to be an elongated one. Maria came up with breathtaking winners and also faced four opportunities to take away the service game from Barty. As her erroneous form of tennis was quite evident in a game, Ashleigh Barty led by 3-0.

She Ripped!

Barty’s first serve percentage was little shaken in this second set, but however, she controlled the tennis ball from the baseline and led by 4-1. The 2011 Cincinnati champion, Sharapova couldn’t keep a hold on her unforced errors from her forehand and the reigning French Open champion extended the lead by 5-1 and later closed out the match.

Smart Lob Ash!

Easy Win For Ash!