Beaten Barty’s focus on Open
TENNIS: Ashleigh Barty will use her Canadian Open semifinal defeat as ammunition for her assault on the US Open later this month.
The Australian world No.16 suffered a 6-4 6-1 loss to topranked Romanian Simona Halep, who cruised into her third final at the WTA Tour event.
Far from being disheartened by the loss, Barty took the positives from a solid week of tennis – a fortnight out from the year’s final grand slam event.
“A moment to enjoy and learn,” she said via Twitter.
Halep will face Sloane Stephens in the final after she eased past defending champion Elina Svitolina 6-3 6-3.