Misfiring Barty bombs out of US Open

Ruben Hill
September 2, 2019

It was really special playing in this atmosphere. Thus, the 27-year-old Chinese is through to her first Grand Slam quarter-final, taming her shots more effectively and drawing nearly 40 unforced errors from the Aussie who played another pale match, far from the level from Roland Garros and Birmingham. Although she lost in the fourth round at Wimbledon and at the same stage in New York, Barty has no regrets.

"Now we'll sit back, reflect, and look forward to a big couple months to finish off the year". "Not again. I'm finally walking'".

Johanna Konta avenged her Rome final loss to Pliskova in May, beating the Czech third seed for just the second time in eight tries, 6-7 (1/7), 6-3, 7-5.

Because current No.1 Naomi Osaka won the US Open a year ago, she has to defend her crown to defend her rankings points.

Mike Bryan has won the men's doubles at the US Open on six occasions, and spoke out about the incident afterwards. "But it has been a year where we've hit our goals", Barty said in the wake of a disappointing 6-2, 6-4 loss to 18th seed Wang.

Barty made 39 unforced errors against Wang, with her backhand slice, usually one of her best shots, off-color throughout. "I don't think that is appropriate".

"It's a tough day at the office today".

"I think it's easy to put into perspective because of the person I am, the team that I have around me".

"I'm really pleased [with that achievement]", Konta said at a media conference.

The British 16th seed has raised her game at the Slams this season, and is enjoying her best run at Flushing Meadows, having twice reached the fourth round.

However Barty, who lifted the US Open women's doubles' title with Coco Vandeweghe in 2018, is still hopeful of retaining her crown alongside Victoria Azarenka.

It was a deflating departure for the 20-year-old who had been eyeing his maiden grand slam quarter-final after claiming the biggest scalp of his career in round three.

"Knowing what it was like past year to be able to lift the trophy in doubles was really cool".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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