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SportTennis: Barty too hot for Kenin as Aussie's French Open run continues

17:01  03 june  2019
17:01  03 june  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Home tennis . Roland - Garros . Australian Open . Wimbledon. PARIS, June 3 (Reuters) - Ashleigh Barty ' s impressive run at the French Open continued on Monday when the Australian saw off American Sofia Kenin 6-3 3-6 6-0 to reach the quarter-finals.

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PARIS (Reuters) - Ashleigh Barty's impressive run at the French Open continued on Monday when the Australian saw off American Sofia Kenin 6-3 3-6 6-0 to reach the quarter-finals.

Tennis: Barty too hot for Kenin as Aussie's French Open run continues© Reuters/VINCENT KESSLER French Open - Roland Garros

The eighth seed, who claimed a career-boosting title at the Miami Open this year, will play her second Grand Slam last-eight match against another American, Madison Keys.

Tennis: Barty too hot for Kenin as Aussie's French Open run continues© Reuters/VINCENT KESSLER French Open - Roland Garros

The 14th-seeded Keys experienced little trouble in a 6-2 6-4 victory against Czech Katerina Siniakova.

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Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros , Paris, France - June 3, 2019. Australia' s Ashleigh Barty celebrates after winning her fourth round match against Sofia Kenin of the U. S . REUTERS/Vincent Kessler. The eighth seed, who claimed a career-boosting title at the Miami Open this year, will play

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"I just wanted to enjoy myself here, play with freedom," said Barty, who also reached the last eight at the Australian Open this year.

Barty rushed to a 5-1 lead, wrapping up the opening set on serve after Kenin briefly threatened a comeback by pulling a break back.

The American had found her range, though, and she went 3-0 up in the second, pulling her opponent around the court -- just as she did in beating 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams in the previous round.

Tennis: Barty too hot for Kenin as Aussie's French Open run continues© Reuters/VINCENT KESSLER French Open - Roland Garros

She saved two break points at 5-3 and levelled the tie at the third attempt when Barty fluffed a forehand.

But she had nothing left in the tank in the decider, being fed a bagel that put a brutal end to her Paris run.

On Court Suzanne Lenglen, Keys was always in control against world number 42 Siniakova, advancing smoothly in light drizzle.

After easing into a one-set lead Keys, a semi-finalist here last year, encountered some resistance from Siniakova, who however bowed out on her serve when she sent a forehand long.

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