Aussie Ash Barty’s profitable streak is over after she was ambushed by Spain’s Paula Badosa on the Charleston Open on Saturday morning.
The world No. 1 was knocked over in straight units 6-4 6-3 within the quarter-finals in a barely regarding consequence forward of the 2021 clay court docket season, the place she should defend her French Open crown to retain the No. 1 rating.
Barty had received eight straight matches since returning to the WTA Tour final month, together with a formidable match victory on the Miami Open.
Nevertheless, she got here unstuck on Saturday when she did not take her alternatives towards Badosa.
The 24-year-old transformed simply two of her 14 break level alternatives, whereas Badosa broke her 5 occasions from 10 alternatives.
The pair had by no means met earlier than and Barty appeared unable to settle into the match.
It is extremely near the most important win of Badosa’s profession with the world No. 71 now by to a semi-final towards both Sloane Stephens or Veronika Kudermetova, who play afterward Saturday afternoon (AEST).
Earlier on Saturday, No. 12 seed Ons Jabeur and unseeded Danka Kovinic received by to the semi-finals with spectacular victories.
Jabeur was spectacular in her 6-3 6-3 win over Coco Gauff whereas the American teenager hit a loopy 13 double faults.
It leaves the door huge open for Jabeaur to take out her first WTA tour title.