Ash Barty beats Blinkova, moves to next round of Wimbledon
Australian tennis star Ash Barty had to survive a rare service meltdown before beating Anna Blinkova to move through to the third round of Wimbledon.
Barty struggled with her service motion from the very first service game of the match when she served three double faults in an early break of serve.
It didn’t take long for Barty to get herself together, but she never looked close to fixing her service meltdown.She served nine double faults for the match and finished with just 53 per cent of her first serves landing in the court.
Her poor start saw her trail 0-2 in the first set. She also had her serve broken three times in the match. However, her returns made up for her poor service on the day and she broke Blinkova five times in the match to secure the crucial breaks needed late in each set.
It means Barty is through to a third round clash with Katerina Sinkova. The draw has opened for Barty to get her best result at Wimbledon this year, having never made it past the fourth round. Barty is one of the few top 10 seeds to progress through to the Round of 32