Ashleigh Barty in quarters at Charleston


World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty defeated hometown favorite Shelby Rogers 7-6 (7/3), 4-6, 6-4 in the third spherical of the WTA clay courtroom match in Charleston, South Carolina on Thursday.
Barty strikes on to the quarter-finals the place she is going to face Spain’s Paula Badosa, a 6-3, 6-3 winner over Caty McNally of the US. 
“Shelby’s an distinctive ball-striker, she all the time makes you’re employed very laborious for each single level, each single match, and tonight was no completely different,” mentioned Barty. 
The Australian from Ipswich arrived in Charleston recent off a victory in the celebrated Miami Open, the place she efficiently defended a WTA title for the primary time. 
Unseeded Danka Kovinic of Montenegro, ranked 91st in the world, toppled two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, the third seed, 6-4, 6-1 to achieve the quarters.
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