Victorious of the Miami tournament in 2019, Ashleigh Barty will defend her title this Saturday, after her 6-3, 6-3 victory over Elina Svitolina. The world n ° 1 will be opposed to Bianca Andreescu or Sara Sorribes Tormo.
Ashleigh Barty saved a match point against Kristina Kucova for her debut in Miami last week, but the world No. 1 will indeed defend her title this Saturday! The Australian, after eliminating Jelena Ostapenko, Victoria Azarenka and Aryna Sabalenka, continued her good run by eliminating world No.5 Elina Svitolina, whom she had beaten so far only once in six. She won 6-3, 6-3 in 1h26, after a well-controlled match, even if she had to go for treatment in the locker room at the end of the first set, perhaps for abdominal pain. , which were strapped. Barty started the match with a bang, with an entry break and another at 3-1. Svitolina managed to erase one of her late breaks (4-2), but not two, and after missing a 4-4 ball, again lost her serve at 5-3, and therefore the set. In the second set, the Australian didn’t seem to feel any pain upon serving, and was the first to break, at 2-1. Svitolina managed to break in the wake after a very long game (3-2), but she immediately lost her serve (4-2), and Barty had no difficulty in concluding. Even if the score is a bit harsh for the Ukrainian, it is Barty who will play the final on Saturday, the 15th of her career (9 wins – 5 losses) and the second this year after that won at the Yarra River Classic in Melbourne. . Guaranteed to remain world No. 1 next Monday, she will start as favorite, whether against Bianca Andreescu or Sara Sorribes Tormo.
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MIAMI (United States, WTA 1000, outdoor hard, € 2,730,000)
Title holder (in 2019): Ashleigh Barty (AUS)
Barty (AUS, n ° 1) beats Svitolina (UKR, # 5): 6-3, 6-3
Andreescu (CAN, n ° 8) – Sakkari (GRE, n ° 23)
Barty (AUS, n ° 1) beats Sabalenka (BIE, n ° 7): 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3
Svitolina (UKR, n ° 5) beats Sevastova (LET): 6-3, 6-2
Andreescu (CAN, n ° 8) beats Sorribes Tormo (ESP): 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Sakkari (GRE, n ° 23) beats Osaka (JAP, # 2): 6-0, 6-4