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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

Ash Barty's 2019 prize money earnings pass $10 million at WTA Finals in Shenzhen

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PERTH, Australia -- World No . 1 Ashleigh Barty will play Caroline Garcia of France in the Fed Cup final , and Ajla Tomljanovic will make her debut for Both Barty , who won last weekend's WTA Finals in China, and Stosur and Mladenovic/ Garcia won three-set live fifth doubles matches in April's

World No . 1 Ash Barty will play Caroline Garcia of France in the Fed Cup final while Ajla Tomljanovic will make her debut for Australia playing the opening singles match Saturday against Kristina Mladenovic.

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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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Read more: World No . 1 Barty targets Fed Cup glory. The tie quickly reached level footing, though, as World @KikiMladenovic produces a sublime performance to defeat Ajla Tomljanovic 61 61 The world No . 1 was on another level today as she beat Caro Garcia 6-0 6-0 to level the scores in Perth.

World No . 1 Ash Barty will play Caroline Garcia of France in the Fed Cup final while Ajla Tomljanovic will make her debut for Australia playing the opening singles match on Saturday against Kristina Mladenovic. Barty will play Mladenovic in the first reverse singles on Sunday

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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World No . 1 Ashleigh Barty will take on Caroline Garcia in Saturday’s other match. Australia will be hoping the hot weather plays in their favour as they Unlike the Australian team, France boast Fed Cup finals experience. Mladenovic and Garcia both played in the 2016 decider in Strasbourg which

World No . 1 Barty to face Garcia in second singles rubber. But the pressure of debuting in the cauldron of a Fed Cup final appeared to take its toll Should the scores be level in the best-of-five format, Barty will partner Samantha Stosur to face Mladenovic and Garcia in a deciding doubles clash.

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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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 .

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World No . 1 Ashleigh Barty hopes to wrap up a dream season in front of her home crowd this weekend, as she leads Australia against France in the Fed Cup final at the RAC Arena in Perth. Caroline Garcia and Ashleigh Barty pose with figurines of themselves at the official Fed Cup dinner.

Australia's world number one Ashleigh Barty will play France's Caroline Garcia on the opening day of the Fed Cup final in Perth. Ajla Tomljanovic will make her debut for Australia in Saturday's first rubber against Kristina Mladenovic, before Garcia and Barty meet.

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.


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