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Australian Open: Ashleigh Barty enters semi-finals
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Australian Open: Ashleigh Barty enters semi-finals

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The top seed Ashleigh Barty has entered into the semifinals of the beating 2019 runner-up Kvitova in a tight fight 7-6 (8-6) 6-2 at the Australian Open.

With this win, Ashleigh Barty became the first Australian woman to reach the semi-finals at her home Grand Slam for 36 years.

French Open champion Barty will face American 14th seed Sofia Kenin next. Kenin reached her first major semi after a 6-4 6-4 win over Ons Jabeur.

The last Australian woman to reach the semi-finals in the singles at Melbourne Park was Wendy Turnbull in 1984, who was the most recent finalist from the home nation in 1980.