Ashleigh Barty serves against Marketa Vondrousova during their singles quarter-final match at the Adelaide International tennis tournament on Thursday. Agence France-Presse
World number one Ashleigh Barty eased into the third round of the WTA clay court tournament in Charleston Wednesday, winning the last six games in a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Misaki Doi. Australia’s Barty arrived in Charleston fresh off a victory in the
World number one Ashleigh Barty and 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams will spearhead the two WTA tournaments in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open, with the top 32-ranked women split evenly across the simultaneous events,
Tunisian Ons Jabeur dumped world number three Karolina Pliskova out of the WTA event in Doha on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals, while top-ranked Ashleigh Barty received a walkover.
The 73-year-old was on his way back home from Cape Town to Despatch in Eastern Cape, after a golf weekend when the tragic incident took place. Three others were also killed in the crash.
The Emirati driver is determined to shrug off last month’s setback in Poland where a race error from one of the backmarkers put him out this season’s opening round.
The sources reported that the International Football Association Board (FIFA) and the Qatari organisers agreed to the amendment.
Australia as expected topped the table with 178 medals (67-57-54) but were run close by hosts England, who produced their best-ever performance ending with 176 medals (57-66-53) while Canada were a distant third with 92 medals (26-32-34).