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Ashleigh Barty sets up Wimbledon Last 16 clash with Barbora Krejcikova

Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates winning her Wimbledon third round match against Czech Republic's Katerina Siniakova. Photo: Toby Melville/Reuters

Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates winning her Wimbledon third round match against Czech Republic's Katerina Siniakova. Photo: Toby Melville/Reuters

Published Jul 3, 2021

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LONDON – Ashleigh Barty set up a clash of French Open winners in the Last 16 of Wimbledon after the world numer one beat Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 7-5 on Saturday.

The 25-year-od Australian won the 2019 French Open and meets the current champion of Paris Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic for a place in the last eight.

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"It was a hell of a match right from the first point," said Barty.

"Another great challenge (Krejcikova) but looking forward to it.

"She has been playing some great stuff and it will be a new challenge for me as I have never played her before."

Barty – who has never been beyond the Last 16 at Wimbledon – is bidding to win her first Wimbledon singles title on the 50th anniversary of fellow indigenous Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley's maiden crown.

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