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Sport World No. 1 Barty defeats Garcia to level Fed Cup final

08:50  09 november  2019
08:50  09 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The world No . 1 -ranked Barty beat Garcia in just 56 minutes on an outdoor hard court at Perth Arena to get Australia back on track after Kristina Mladenovic beat Ajla Tomljanovic, who was making her Fed Cup debut, 6-1, 6-1, to give France the early lead. Barty , who won her first singles major at the

The world No . 1 -ranked Barty beat Garcia in just 56 minutes on an outdoor hard court at Perth Arena to get Australia back on track after Kristina Mladenovic beat Barty , who won her first singles major at the French Open this year, extended her Fed Cup winning streak to 15 matches, a run that began in

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Australian Ash Barty continued her season-long extraordinary form to beat France's Caroline Garcia 6-0, 6-0 and level the Fed Cup final at 1-1 on Saturday.

The world No.1-ranked Barty beat Garcia in just 56 minutes on an outdoor hard court at Perth Arena to get Australia back on track after Kristina Mladenovic had beaten Ajla Tomljanovic, who was making her Fed Cup debut, 6-1, 6-1, to give France the early lead.

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The world No . 1 -ranked Barty beat Garcia in just 56 minutes on an outdoor hard court at Perth Arena to get Australia back on track after Kristina Mladenovic Both Barty and Stosur and Mladenovic and Garcia won three-set live fifth doubles matches in April’s semifinals to send their countries to the final .

Australia's Ashleigh Barty hugs France's Caroline Garcia at the net after their Fed Cup tennis final in Perth, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)© Provided by The Associated Press Australia's Ashleigh Barty hugs France's Caroline Garcia at the net after their Fed Cup tennis final in Perth, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)

Barty, who won her first singles major at the French Open this year, extended her Fed Cup winning streak to 15 matches, a run that began in February 2017.

"I think that's probably the best tennis match I've ever played in my life," Barty said. "I could not have asked for a more perfect match."

Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates defeating France's Caroline Garcia in their Fed Cup tennis final in Perth, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)© Provided by The Associated Press Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates defeating France's Caroline Garcia in their Fed Cup tennis final in Perth, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens) Fresh off her record US $4.42 million triumph at the WTA Finals in Shenzhen last weekend, Barty overwhelmed the world No. 45-ranked Garcia with potent serving and pinpoint shot-making. She finished with 15 winners and eight aces.

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Australian Ash Barty continued her season-long extraordinary form to beat France's Caroline Garcia 6-0, 6-0 and level the Fed Cup final at 1-1 on Saturday. The world No . 1 -ranked Barty beat Garcia in just 56 minutes on an outdoor hard court at Perth Arena to get Australia back on track after Kristina.

The world No . 1 -ranked Barty beat Garcia in just 56 minutes on an outdoor hard court at Perth Arena to get Australia back on track after Kristina Mladenovic beat Ajla Barty , who won her first major singles title at the French Open this year, extended her Fed Cup winning streak to 15 matches, a run

France's Kristina Mladenovic celebrates winning her match against Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic during their Fed Cup tennis final in Perth, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)© Provided by The Associated Press France's Kristina Mladenovic celebrates winning her match against Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic during their Fed Cup tennis final in Perth, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)

Garcia struggled in the sweltering conditions with the temperature hitting near 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) on the opening day. She hit just three winners in her error-strewn performance.

France's Kristina Mladenovic prepares to serve to Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic during their Fed Cup tennis final in Perth, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)© Provided by The Associated Press France's Kristina Mladenovic prepares to serve to Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic during their Fed Cup tennis final in Perth, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)

Australia's hopes of ending a 45-year Fed Cup drought started poorly when Mladenovic beat Tomljanovic in 72 minutes.

No.51 Tomljanovic was chosen over former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur as Australia's second singles player behind Barty.

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On Sunday, Kristina Mladenovic upset No . 1 Ashleigh Barty and teamed with Caroline Garcia to win the decisive doubles match. The French Fed Cup team after defeating Australia in the final on Sunday.Credit Trevor Collens/Associated Press.

The 26-year-old, Croatian-born Tomljanovic only received clearance from the International Tennis Federation to represent her adopted country last month.

She was broken six times and recorded just two winners for the match.

"It's a tough task for Ajla playing straight away in the final," Mladenovic said. "I almost played a perfect match. I was really in the zone."

Tomljanovic admitted she struggled with nerves. "I wish I could have done better in the circumstances. It didn't go as planned," she said. "It's really unique. You're not playing for yourself, you're playing for your country and teammates."

France's Kristina Mladenovic plays a shot against Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic during their Fed Cup tennis final in Perth, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)© Provided by The Associated Press France's Kristina Mladenovic plays a shot against Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic during their Fed Cup tennis final in Perth, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)

Tomljanovic only hit the scoreboard in the fourth game when Mladenovic struggled on serve and double-faulted twice.

France's Kristina Mladenovic plays a shot against Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic during their Fed Cup tennis final in Perth, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)© Provided by The Associated Press France's Kristina Mladenovic plays a shot against Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic during their Fed Cup tennis final in Perth, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)

Mladenovic, who was part of France's team in the 2016 decider to the Czech Republic, regrouped and relentlessly hit the lines to power through a one-sided, 38-minute first set .

Barty eyes Fed Cup win to close out stellar season

  Barty eyes Fed Cup win to close out stellar season Barty eyes Fed Cup win to close out stellar seasonMELBOURNE (Reuters) - World number one Ash Barty will look to crown her annus mirabilis by helping Australia to their first Fed Cup title in 45 years when she leads the host nation in the final against France in Perth this weekend.

The Australian finally held serve on her seventh attempt, but it only slightly delayed Mladenovic's inevitable victory.

Australia hasn't won since 1974 when Evonne Goolagong, Dianne Fromholtz and Janet Young defeated the United States 2-1 in Italy.

France last won the Fed Cup in 2003 and most recently made the final in 2016.

The reverse singles will be played on Sunday followed by a potential deciding doubles match.


Fed Cup Final: Broken Ashleigh Barty admits Australia loss to France ‘a tough one’ .
Barty lost her Sunday singles rubber to Kristina Mladenovic and also tasted defeat in the decisive doubles match alongside Sam Stosur.World No.1 Ashleigh Barty openly sobbed as France raised the Fed Cup and later conceded getting over the disappointment of Australia’s 3-2 loss is ‘going to be a tough one’.

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