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Friday, 18 January 2019

Sharapova full of praise for 'phenomenal' Barty


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Maria Sharapova has praised the 'phenomenal' story of Australian star Ashleigh Barty ahead of the pair's fourth-round clash after defeating Caroline Wozniacki.

Sharapova disposed of the reigning champion in a thrilling three-setter at Rod Laver Arena, overcoming her long-time rival 6-4 4-6 6-3.

Following the win over Wozniacki, Sharapova immediately turned her attention to the Australian top seed who booked her spot in the fourth round with a straight-sets win over Maria Sakkari.

Ashleigh Barty

"I think her story is phenomenal," Sharapova said.

"She loves playing here (and) did extremely well last week in Sydney but just overall has been so consistent.

"I know she took a little break from the game and then came back and re-surged and is doing incredibly well.

"I know that it's going to be a tough crowd, but I go out here to perform and play tennis."

Maria Sharapova

Sharapova's win over Wozniacki extended her career record against the Dane to 7-4 and the former world No.1 said she expected a tough match-up.

"I knew I was going to get a really tough match," she said.

"She is the defending champion of this event and it's no secret she loves this court.

"I haven't played many matches in the past year, especially against top players, these are the types of matches I train for so it's really rewarding to win that final point."

Maria Sharapova has praised the 'phenomenal' story of Australian star Ashleigh Barty ahead of the pair's fourth-round clash after defeating Caroline Wozniacki.

Sharapova disposed of the reigning champion in a thrilling three-setter at Rod Laver Arena, overcoming her long-time rival 6-4 4-6 6-3.

Following the win over Wozniacki, Sharapova immediately turned her attention to the Australian top seed who booked her spot in the fourth round with a straight-sets win over Maria Sakkari.

Ashleigh Barty

"I think her story is phenomenal," Sharapova said.

"She loves playing here (and) did extremely well last week in Sydney but just overall has been so consistent.

"I know she took a little break from the game and then came back and re-surged and is doing incredibly well.

"I know that it's going to be a tough crowd, but I go out here to perform and play tennis."

Maria Sharapova

Sharapova's win over Wozniacki extended her career record against the Dane to 7-4 and the former world No.1 said she expected a tough match-up.

"I knew I was going to get a really tough match," she said.

"She is the defending champion of this event and it's no secret she loves this court.

"I haven't played many matches in the past year, especially against top players, these are the types of matches I train for so it's really rewarding to win that final point."

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