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Thursday, 10 January 2019

LIVE: Barty fights back to take second set


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Barty takes the second set

After an early setback Ashleigh Barty has put herself right in contention to advance to the Sydney International final with a second-set win.

Barty was stunned in the first set by Kiki Bertens, who prevailed 7-6 after a tie-break, but the Australian star responded in style in the second set.

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL: Match Centre

The 15th seed of the Australian Open was able to gain a break and didn't look back, tying up the game ahead of the deciding final set.

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If Barty is to progress, she at least won't have to face the woman who beat her in last year's final again, after defending champion Angelique Kerber was beaten in straight sets by Petra Kvitova on Thursday night.

Full broadcast times and schedule for day six of Sydney International

Viewers can find all of today's Sydney International action live and free on 9Gem.

9Gem

De Minaur's semi-final opponent confirmed

Elsewhere in the tournament, de Minaur has Gilles Simon standing between him and the decider, with the pair set to face off in their semi-final on Friday night.

Simon won through a tough three-set match with Australian John Millman, only prevailing 7-5 3-6 7-6 (7-3) after the Aussie served for the match in the final set.

De Minaur is keen to produce a more consistent performance, after he admitted he fell out of the match slightly at the end of his first set in his win over countryman Jordan Thompson on Thursday.

"I feel like I had a little bit of a lapse in concentration," the top-ranked Australian male said.

"I deviated a bit of my game plan, and I think energy-wise I had a little drop. I wasn't as energetic as I had been the whole set.

"That's something that I've got to look back on and improve. That's one of the things that can't happen. Next time I'll make sure to keep my level throughout the whole match."

Meanwhile, Argentinian Diego Schwartzman will face Italian Andreas Seppi in the other men's semi-final on Friday.

And Lleyton Hewitt will take to the court with fellow Aussie Jordan Thompson in a men's doubles semi-final clash against Columbian pair Robert Farah and Juan Sebastien Cabal.

-With AAP

Barty takes the second set

After an early setback Ashleigh Barty has put herself right in contention to advance to the Sydney International final with a second-set win.

Barty was stunned in the first set by Kiki Bertens, who prevailed 7-6 after a tie-break, but the Australian star responded in style in the second set.

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL: Match Centre

The 15th seed of the Australian Open was able to gain a break and didn't look back, tying up the game ahead of the deciding final set.

https://twitter.com/wwos/status/1083526190382624769

If Barty is to progress, she at least won't have to face the woman who beat her in last year's final again, after defending champion Angelique Kerber was beaten in straight sets by Petra Kvitova on Thursday night.

Full broadcast times and schedule for day six of Sydney International

Viewers can find all of today's Sydney International action live and free on 9Gem.

9Gem

De Minaur's semi-final opponent confirmed

Elsewhere in the tournament, de Minaur has Gilles Simon standing between him and the decider, with the pair set to face off in their semi-final on Friday night.

Simon won through a tough three-set match with Australian John Millman, only prevailing 7-5 3-6 7-6 (7-3) after the Aussie served for the match in the final set.

De Minaur is keen to produce a more consistent performance, after he admitted he fell out of the match slightly at the end of his first set in his win over countryman Jordan Thompson on Thursday.

"I feel like I had a little bit of a lapse in concentration," the top-ranked Australian male said.

"I deviated a bit of my game plan, and I think energy-wise I had a little drop. I wasn't as energetic as I had been the whole set.

"That's something that I've got to look back on and improve. That's one of the things that can't happen. Next time I'll make sure to keep my level throughout the whole match."

Meanwhile, Argentinian Diego Schwartzman will face Italian Andreas Seppi in the other men's semi-final on Friday.

And Lleyton Hewitt will take to the court with fellow Aussie Jordan Thompson in a men's doubles semi-final clash against Columbian pair Robert Farah and Juan Sebastien Cabal.

-With AAP

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