Ashleigh Barty seems unrivaled when inspired. She does not stop winning games and is determined to show the world that she is not only a great number 1 in the world, but that her period of validity in that privileged position is going to be very long.
With a much greater regularity than usual in women’s tennis in recent times, the Australian returns to get into a definition and without giving up sets. Now, at the WTA 1000 in Cincinnati, she beat Angelique Kerber 6-2, 7-5 with great authority.
The German arrived with 14 victories in the last 16 games. The only two losses? Against Ashleigh Barty. Obviously a black beast for her and for the women’s circuit.
The Wimbledon final could be repeated if Karolina Pliskova beats Jill Teichmann, the revelation of the tournament.