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Sport'Disgraceful and sexist yet again': Aussie tennis star Ash Barty is snubbed for a SECOND time at Wimbledon

09:16  04 july  2019
09:16  04 july  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Australian tennis star Ash Barty 's second round match against Belgium's Alison van Uytvanck will take place on court two instead of centre Ash Barty has been snubbed for a second time after the world number one tennis player's second-round match was put on court number two at Wimbledon .

Ashleigh Barty ’s journey to No. 1 included being a junior Wimbledon champion at 15 and a hiatus from tennis as she dealt with depression. Credit Rick Rycroft/Associated Press.

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Ash Barty has been snubbed for a second time after the world number one tennis player's second-round match was put on court number two at Wimbledon.

Instead of taking on Belgium's Alison Van Uytvanck on the showpiece Centre or No.1 Court in the afternoon, the French Open champion will continue her campaign in the morning round of matches.

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'Disgraceful and sexist yet again': Aussie tennis star Ash Barty is snubbed for a SECOND time at Wimbledon
'Disgraceful and sexist yet again': Aussie tennis star Ash Barty is snubbed for a SECOND time at Wimbledon
'Disgraceful and sexist yet again': Aussie tennis star Ash Barty is snubbed for a SECOND time at Wimbledon
'Disgraceful and sexist yet again': Aussie tennis star Ash Barty is snubbed for a SECOND time at Wimbledon
'Disgraceful and sexist yet again': Aussie tennis star Ash Barty is snubbed for a SECOND time at Wimbledon
'Disgraceful and sexist yet again': Aussie tennis star Ash Barty is snubbed for a SECOND time at Wimbledon
'Disgraceful and sexist yet again': Aussie tennis star Ash Barty is snubbed for a SECOND time at Wimbledon
'Disgraceful and sexist yet again': Aussie tennis star Ash Barty is snubbed for a SECOND time at Wimbledon
'Disgraceful and sexist yet again': Aussie tennis star Ash Barty is snubbed for a SECOND time at Wimbledon

The snub comes on the back of the Seven Network's controversial decision to air the all-Australian battle between Nick Kyrgios and Jordan Thompson on Tuesday instead of Barty's first-round match against China's Zheng Saisai.

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All Barty , playing two hours before Williams, had to do was emerge victorious from her match against Alison Riske, an unheralded American veteran who Riske said, barely able to hide her happiness. “The fact that it ’s at Wimbledon , my favorite Grand Slam, the place that I had always dreamed to be

The move immediately sparked outrage among fans online with some accusing Wimbledon organisers of sexism.

'The women's world number 1 and reigning French Open Champion should not be on court 2! Put her where her ranking deserves - on the worlds biggest stage! Disgraceful and sexist yet again!' one person tweeted.

Fox Sports Australia's Adam Peacock hit out at the club, tweeting: 'Yes, Australian Open favours Australians. But does it treat world numbers one like that?'

'Hey @Wimbledon just a reminder that [Ash Barty] is the number 1 seed not seeded 28th. Court 2 - Utter joke. Would never see [Novak Djokovic] booted off to court 2,' said another.

Court One's first match will see two-time champion Petra Kvitova meet France's Kristina Mladenovic - the last player to beat Barty before she embarked on her 13-match unbeaten run.

Another Brit, Jay Clarke, then plays eight-times men's champion Roger Federer before seven-times women's winner Serena Williams takes on Kaja Juvan.

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Ashleigh Barty 's Wimbledon singles adventure may have ended at the hands of America's Alison Riske Monday, but she's clearly been having some fun off the court.

Barty said pre-tournament she wasn't bothered where she played.

'There isn't a bad court at Wimbledon so wherever I'm scheduled to play on, we'll go out there and do our best,' she said.

'The size of the court, they're all the same. The lines are the same.'

The class act also shrugged off Seven's unpopular move that saw them fail to show Australia's best female player since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in her first match as world No.1.

'If people can watch my matches, great,' Barty said after her first-round win.

'If they can't, they can't. That's up to the broadcasters, not me.'

Kyrgios also believes Australia have the right to watch Barty ahead of him and said the 23-year-old deserved to have the whole nation behind her.

'What she's doing is incredible. I knew as soon as she got her head right and wanted it enough, the sky's the limit for her,' Kyrgios said.

'I knew deep down she was always capable. When she took that year off, came back, she seemed to be refreshed.

'Now she's winning grand slams. It doesn't surprise me at all.

'I'm happy that she's got all the support. She deserves it.'

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An All England Club spokesperson said in a statement to AAP: 'As always, the scheduling of the order of play each day at The Championships is a complex operation.

'We take great care when scheduling matches and allocating courts.

'All decisions are made with fairness and the best interests of the tournament, players, spectators and our worldwide broadcast audience at heart.'

On Tuesday, furious fans took to social media in droves, calling out the Seven network because they 'stayed up' to watch newly-crowned world number one Barty in action.

'@7Sport why are you putting Kyrgios on? It's a joke! Ash Barty! Have you heard of her?' one person wrote.

'So why is Nick Kyrgios currently on and we are getting ''updates'' on Ash Barty?? It's a complete disgrace - she's Number 1 in the world!! Would never happen if Federer or an Australian male was Number 1!' another commented.

'Genuine question: Why is Channel 7 (7Two) broadcasting Nick Kyrgios - the world's Number Whatever male player - when at the very same time Ash Barty - the world Number 1 female player - also an Australian - is playing? Seven, there is something seriously wrong with your judgement,' another person wrote.

Barty's first round saw her win a straight-sets victory over Saisai, securing her spot in the second round.


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