TL;DR news on Ash Barty at December 19, 2022
Suarez Navarro was far more impressive in the second set and managed to keep pace with Barty. Barty finished the match with 33 unforced errors to Blinkova's 21, but matched that number in winners, hitting 22 in the second set as she found her range. 1 Barty, No. Barty is popular on Centre Court but nothing compared to Coco Gauff due to her exploits aged 15 in 2019 reaching the Last 16 as a qualifier. Barty, whose sole Grand Slam title came at the 2019 French Open, has never gone beyond the last 16 at Wimbledon. Women's world number one Ash Barty and Japan's Naomi Osaka head the field in the women's singles. Women's top seed Ash Barty takes on Russian Anna Blinkova in a first career meeting while Coco Gauff has been given a match on Centre Court against Elena Vesnina, who at 34 is twice the American's age. John Millman, James Duckworth, John Peers and Luke Saville make up the rest of the male contingent with Ellen Perez, Storm Sanders and Ajla Tomljanovic joining Barty and Stosur on the women's team. is something incredible." Stosur, Tomljanovic and Barty will compete in the women's singles, with Barty teaming up with Sanders and Stosur with Perez in the doubles. The pair have never met but if Barty should prevail, she will also be encouraged by the knowledge that she'll have no seed to face in the third round. The audience watching Wimbledon with Ash Barty playing on Gem late was 141,000 pushing Gem to the #1 Tuesday multichannel. Ash Barty will pay a poignant tribute to her idol as Evonne Goolagong Cawley and John Newcombe celebrate 50 years since completing one of Australia's most iconic sporting doubles.