Australia’s world no. 1 Ash Barty has extended her win streak to 15, that dates back to her round one match at the French Open.
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Barty got better as the match went on in her third round match against British wildcard Harriet Dart winning 6-1, 6-1 in 53 minutes.
Dart is the world no. 182 and has a career-high ranking of 121.
The match was Barty’s first on Wimbledon’s centre court. She played like a world no. 1 against someone outside of the top-100.
The only time Barty was under pressure during a service game was in the sixth game of the second set when she fought back from 0-40 down.
The winners and unforced errors count show just how much Barty dominated as she hit 23 winners to five from Dart and Barty had six unforced errors to 18 from the Brit.
The Australian was 5-5 on break points and fended off all four against her serve.
Barty’s next opponent is USA’s Alison Riske who is ranked at no. 55. Riske defeated Belinda Bencic to set up a meeting with Barty. The American coming back from 0-3, 0-40 in the third set.
The winner of the Barty-Riske match could face Serena Williams in the quarterfinals if Williams is able to defeat Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro on Monday.
Barty was asked about that possible matchup. “I will give the athlete’s answer and say ‘I’m just going to worry about Alison first,” was her reply.