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Barty Took Danger, Reaped Reward


Holding for a 5-2 second-set lead, Angelique Kerber was 4 factors from forcing Ash Barty to a remaining set.

The world No. 1 amped up her aggression with an 11-point run conquering Kerber 6-3, 7-6(3) to achieve her first Wimbledon remaining.

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Afterward, Kerber credited Barty for taking extra threat at crunch time and reaping the rewards.

The highest-seeded Barty hit 22 extra winners than Kerber—38 to 16to achieve her second Grand Slam remaining.

“I feel it was on the finish simply solely two, three factors which change the sport,” Kerber stated. “But additionally, like, the match, I imply, she was in a position to go for it. She threat it within the essential moments when she was down.

“I used to be not in a position on this second to play my recreation. I do know that you need to play till the final level. Additionally when she got here again I fought and I attempted my greatest to nonetheless win the second set. However, yeah, within the tiebreak she performed nicely and I make too many errors, particularly within the tiebreak firstly.”


Former world No. 1 Kerber warmed up for Wimbledon capturing her thirteenth profession title on dwelling soil in Unhealthy Homburg and carried a 10-match, grass-court successful streak into her third Wimbledon semifinal.

“I feel she performed very well at present. I feel we each performed on a very good and excessive stage,” Kerber stated. “I feel we each give all the things we may on courtroom at present.

“I used to be attempting to enjoying my recreation. However she had at all times a very good reply. I feel that her recreation fits to grass courtroom very well. Yeah, she performed nice in essential moments. I feel that was the important thing on the finish.”

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