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“I love to share it with everyone else” Ash Barty marches into the quarter-finals of the 2022 Australian Open after defeating Amanda Anisimova

World No. 1 Ash Barty cruises into the quarter-finals as she picks up her 4th straight-set win of the tournament to defeat Amanda Anisimova.

Ashleigh Barty

World No. 1 and the heavy favourite for the title, Ash Barty defeats Amanda Anisimova in the 4th round of the 2022 Australian Open to enter the quarter-finals of her home Slam. Barty won the match 6-4, 6-3 in 1 hour and 14 minutes on a packed Rod Laver Arena that cheered throughout the match for their ‘very own Barty’.

Barty had 7 aces, 3 double faults, 23 winners and 17 unforced errors in a clinical display to win 71 points against the American youngster. Amanda finished the match with 4 aces, 1 double fault, 20 winners and 34 unforced errors as she finished with 56 points to her name and went down fighting against Barty in a spirited battle against the World No. 1.

“A lot more fun. To have the crowd here it is more fun playing at home and I love to share it with everyone else. She is an incredible athlete and competitor and she has a wonderful attribute to turn up point after point. She will be in deep runs at majors I am sure of it. It was nice to hold the front tonight and bring pints back.

“We will wait and see (if it is a good omen defeating Anisimova to win a major). The most important thing is I continue to be me and that’s all I can do and that’s who I am and that’s who I wanna be,” said Barty as she answered how she remains so grounded being the top-ranked player in the World and obviously in Australia.

Ash Barty will face Jessica Pegula in the quarter-finals

Ashleigh Barty

Barty will now take on Jessica Pegula who defeated Maria Sakkari earlier in the day. While Barty has not dropped a set so far this week in Melbourne Park, Pegula has dropped only 1 set that too in the first round playing flawless tennis since then.

Yes, absolutely, Jessica was on fire today she controlled baseline and put Maria on the back and she did a really good job today. I am not sure if we have played together but we have practised together so we will see,” added Barty further in her on-court interview as the crowd gave a loud cheer when Jim Courier informed her that similar to Amanda, she had defeated Pegula as well during her 2019 French Open run.

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