US Open 2021: Ash Barty enters Round 3, beats Clara Tauson in straight sets World No.1 Ash Barty defeated Clara Tauson of Denmark in round 2 of the ongoing US Open 2021. She won the match 6-1, 7-5. The Danish staged a comeback in the second set after getting thrashed in the opened set. However, Barty kept her nerves during the dying moments of second set to prevent a delay in her victory.
Owner of five titles this season including her second career Grand Slam at Wimbledon, Barty had 33 winners compared to 14 by Tauson but lacked focus at key moments, converting just five of 19 break opportunities. Still, the 25-year-old Australian did what was needed to advance to the third round where she will face American Shelby Rogers or Romanian Sorana Cirstea
The Aussie is yet to lose a single set in the tournament. She had won her previous fixture in straight sets Barty is in quest of her maiden US Open title after clinching Wimbledon and Cincinnati Masters. The 25-year-old has won 9 out of her last 10 matches. Barty has a phenomenal win-loss ratio of 21:2 on the hardcourt surfaces in 2021. However, she has never made it past the 4th round in US Open.
US Open 2021: Ash Barty enters Round 3, beats Clara Tauson in straight sets; Highlights
- Barty wins the match 7-5, 6-1
- 6-5 to Barty
- 5-5 The match is turning on its head as Tauson fights back
- 4-5 to Clara Tauson
- 5-3 to Ash Barty
- 4-3 Barty takes the break for the second time in this game
- 3-3 Barty vs Tauson evenly poised Danish rises to her A-game
- 2-2 Tauson levels up against World No.1
- 2-1 Barty takes the lead
- 1-1 Clara Tauson breaks Barty serve for the first time
- 1-0 to Ash Barty
- 6-1 Barty takes the opening set in style
- 1-5 to Tauson, she is finally on the scoreboard
- 5-0 to Barty
- 4-0 Barty seems to be making light work of Clara Tauson
- 3-0 to Barty, the World No.1 shows who’s the BOSS
- 2-0 Barty holds on to win Game 2 against her 18-year-old opponent
- Tauson unleashes her potential as we have to wait for the winner of game 2 in evenly poised battle.
- 1-0 to Ash Barty, the match starts as anticipated
- The players begin their warmups at the Billie Jean stadium.
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US Open 2021: Ash Barty enters Round 3, beats Clara Tauson in straight sets
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(with inputs from Reuters)