Barty Gets Badosa Revenge To Reach Madrid Final
Zeeshan Mehtab 2 months ago Thu 06th May 2021 | 10:16 PM
Ashleigh Barty cruised into the Madrid Open final on Thursday with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Paula Badosa, as the world number one avenged last month's loss to the Spaniard in Charleston
Madrid, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 6th May, 2021 ) :Ashleigh Barty cruised into the Madrid Open final on Thursday with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Paula Badosa, as the world number one avenged last month's loss to the Spaniard in Charleston.
She converted her third set point when Badosa doubled faulted at 4-5, a single break of serve proving decisive for the Australian.
Barty dropped serve herself to start the second set but broke twice in succession to regain control and make it 16 straight wins on red clay.
Dominic Thiem qualified for the men's quarter-finals after beating Australia's Alex de Minaur 7-6 (9/7), 6-4.
Thiem lost his serve in the opening game but recovered with a break for 3-all. He missed a set point in the tie-break and then saved one before clinching the first set at the second attempt.
The Austrian third seed withstood three break points early in the second set and then broke De Minaur the following game.
De Minaur, the world number 24, hit back to level at 3-all but promptly dropped serve the next game as Thiem secured victory in just under two hours.