in the first place Ash Party He was upset in the Australian Open quarter-finals of the seeded 25 Carolina Muchova Czech Republic.
Muchova prevailed 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 over the Australian to reach her Grand Slam semifinals.
She won the All-Americans quarter-finals later between 22nd Jennifer Brady And 61st Jessica Bigula, Buffalo Bills’ daughter Buffalo Saber friends.
Barty’s defeat means the semi-final winner on Thursday is between Naomi Osaka And the Serena Williams Likely to be an important candidate for winning the tournament.
Barty, 24, was trying to become the first Australian singles player to reach the final in Melbourne since then Leighton Hewitt In 2005 and the first to win since then Chris O’Neill In 1978. She lost in the semifinals last year to a final champion Sophia Kenin.
Barty, the 2019 French Open champion, ranked her No.1 during the pandemic despite more than a year between matches. She won her first 11 sets in the event, with the first set against Muchova.
Muchova was horrific in that first set of 24 minutes – 1 winner to 13 unintended fouls. Muchova got a medical timeout for the second set early, then won seven of the next eight matches while Barty collapsed.
“I got lost a little on the field, my head was spinning, so I took a breather,” Machova said, adding that she was cold with the ice off the field during the nine-minute break.
Barty played without overwhelming Rod Laver Arena fan support. The ban on the masses due to the five-day lockdown of the area due to the Coronavirus ends on Thursday.
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Australian Open: World No. 1 stunned Ashe Party in the quarter-finals Originally appeared NBCSports.com
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