Osaka withdraws from WTA Finals
Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the WTA Finals in Shenzhen due to an injury to her right shoulder. Osaka beat Petra Kvitova 7-6 4-6 6-4 in her first match on Sunday and was due to face world No 1 Ashleigh Barty on Tuesday. © Getty (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) However, the Japanese world No 3 has withdrawn from the tournament and will be replaced in the Red Group by Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands."I'm disappointed to have to withdraw from the finals," said Osaka.
Fed Cup final tickets are now on sale. “The Fed Cup Final is a momentous occasion for not only the players and team, but the wider tennis She teamed with Barty to deliver Australia a thrilling 3-2 victory over Belarus in the Fed Cup semifinals in Brisbane, improving her flawless Fed Cup doubles
Australia 's ever-dependable Ash Barty doled out the dreaded double-bagel to Caroline Garcia, levelling the Fed Cup final at 1-1 against France after the Australia 's Ashleigh Barty celebrates after winning the WTA Tour final against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina, on November 3, 2019 in Shenzhen.
World number one Ashleigh Barty crushed Caroline Garcia 6-0 6-0 to square the Fed Cup final at 1-1 at the end of play on Saturday.
Australia trailed France following the opening rubber but were back level just 56 minutes after Barty took to the court in Perth.
The WTA Finals champion sent down eight aces and hit 15 winners to set up a blockbuster showdown with Kristina Mladenovic, who earlier breezed past Ajla Tomljanovic.
Mladenovic broke serve in the opening game and never looked back in a convincing 6-1 6-1 victory, but will have a tougher time getting past an in-form Barty on Sunday.
Number one Barty beaten by last-gasp Osaka replacement Bertens at WTA Finals
Naomi Osaka's withdrawal saw Kiki Bertens get a late call to compete in the WTA Finals and the Dutchwoman made a winning start.Bertens was called in to take Naomi Osaka's spot after the Japanese suffered a right shoulder injury and the Dutchwoman promptly made an impact in the Red Group.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia 's ever-dependable Ash Barty doled out the dreaded double-bagel to Caroline Garcia, leveling the Fed Cup final at 1-1 against France after the opening In between was a virtual highlight reel of winners, as Barty , fresh from her WTA Finals triumph in southern China
Barty and Samantha Stosur will play doubles for Australia against Mladenovic and Garcia. Australia beat Belarus in the semifinals and France defeated Romania. Just before Friday's draw , Australia team Australia has played France six times in Fed Cup history and has a 5-1 edge, but
Take a bow
The world No. 1 was on another level today as she beat Caro Garcia 6-0 6-0 to level the scores in Perth
— Fed Cup (@FedCup)
"I couldn't have asked for a more perfect match," the Australian said after seeing off Garcia.
"I think that's probably the best tennis match I've ever played in my life and what a place to do it, this is incredible. I'm so happy to be back here in Perth. I started my year here, so it's a hell of a way to finish it off too."
Barty is due to partner veteran Sam Stosur in the doubles, with Mladenovic and Garcia to team up for France.
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