Barty blitz­ing it in Toronto

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

QUEENS­LAND qual­i­fier Ash Barty ( above) has bro­ken into the world’s top 50 for the first time with one of her best wins, over 16th seed Elena Ves­nina, in the WTA Toronto tour­na­ment.

Live rank­ings have Barty at No. 48, 14 months af­ter she had no rank­ing on her re­turn from a sab­bat­i­cal from the ten­nis tour.

The 21- year- old from Ip­swich will meet Wim­ble­don cham­pion Gar­bine Mugu­ruza late this morn­ing ( Qld time) for a quar­ter- fi­nal berth.

Lost for many in the sud­den im­prove­ment of Mugu­ruza last month to win at the All- Eng­land club was a lead- up tour­na­ment in Barty beat her in the semis.

Nick Kyr­gios has an­other “Gen­er­a­tion Next’’ show­down with Ger­man Alexan­der Zverev in the third round at Mon­treal.

Kyr­gios had a sec­ond straight- sets win in as many rounds, a 6- 2, 6- 3 ad­vance past Italy’s Paolo Lorenzi yes­ter­day.

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