The Australian Ashleigh Barty (WTA 1) was eliminated on Friday in the quarter finals of the WTA tournament in Charleston, USA (clay / 565,530 dollar). She lost 6-4 and 6-3 against the Spanish Paula Badosa (WTA 71).

he 24-year-old Barty extended her title in Miami last week, but ran into an almost flawless Bedosa. “I’m still a bit in shock. I can’t believe what just happened ”, responded the 23-year-old Spanish, who tested positive for corona earlier this season and had to sit out a quarantine period in Australia.

On Saturday she will meet Russian Veronika Kudermetova (WTA 38) in the semi-finals. That dropped the American Sloane Stephens (WTA 57) 6-3 and 6-4. The second semifinal is between the Montenegrin Danka Kovinic (WTA 91) and the Tunisian Ons Jabeur (WTA 28).

Ashleigh Barty.
Ashleigh Barty. © AFP

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