Ashleigh Barty beats Katerina Siniakova to reach Wimbledon round four

Ashleigh Barty makes it through to round four of Wimbledon by beating Katerina Siniakova in straight sets as world number one equals best ever run at Wimbledon… and French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova comes next for the Australian

  • Ashleigh Barty beat Katerina Siniakova to get to round four at Wimbledon  
  • Barty beat the Czech world No 64 Katerina Siniakova 6-3 7-5 on Centre Court
  • The top seed has now equalled her best ever run in the grass Grand Slam
  • French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova awaits the world No 1 in week two

World number one Ashleigh Barty equalled her best Wimbledon run by beating Katerina Siniakova to reach the fourth round.

In a women’s draw in which only three of the top 13 seeds remain, the top seed progressed 6-3 7-5 against the Czech world No 64 on Centre Court.

Barty eased through the first set and served for the match at 5-4, only for Siniakova to break back.

Ashleigh Barty progressed to round four of Wimbledon with a win against Katerina Siniakova

The world number one was no match for the Czech world No 64 (above) and won 6-3 7-5

But the Australian clearly fancied an early night and broke back with a superbly-executed lob on break point before this time finishing the job.

She said: ‘It was a hell of a match from the first point. Katerina brought an incredible level and I knew I would have to play at my best.’

Barty will face Czech 14th seed Barbora Krejcikova, the French Open champion, in round four.

Barty praised her opponent for creating a ‘hell of a match’ on Centre Court on Saturday

‘That will be another incredible challenge,’ added Barty. ‘It’s a privilege to be in the second week at Wimbledon, to prolong my stay is going to be a lot of fun.

‘Barbora is playing some incredible stuff, I’ve never played her before, so that’ll be a new one.’ 

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