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Barty party continues in Melbourne with Sharapova win

The back story to Maria Sharapova's struggle in return to tennis from doping ban Barty party continues in Melbourne with Sharapova win
Andrew Wong | 21 January, 2019, 05:48

With her win, Barty becomes the first Australian woman through to the Australian Open quarter-finals in ten bloody years. TEN.

"The atmosphere was really unbelievable", Barty said. "That first match point, my ears were ringing". "If I can execute and do the right things, that's a bonus".

'What do you want me to say to that question?' she responded when asked if the crowd's booing affected her performance.

"She's proven herself in the biggest stages".

Ashleigh Barty rallied from a set down to beat former world number one Maria Sharapova 4-6 6-1 6-4 at Melbourne Park on Sunday, becoming the first Australian woman in a decade to reach the quarter-finals at her home Grand Slam. If it was a ploy to put Barty off, it didn't work.

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And Melbourne fans were left fuming when Sharapova took what was accused of being a tactical toilet break lasting seven minutes long.

"I think she played one of her best matches, to be honest". There is nothing I can do.

"I just have to wait, and I know she was playing by the rule book". "It didn't bother me at all".

Collins had never won a main draw Grand Slam match before arriving in Melbourne but has now defeated three seeded players as she needed only 56 minutes to dispense of the second seed.

From the outset, she deployed a range of tools to try and undermine Sharapova's power. She leaned heavily on the slice backhand, ventured to the net on occasion, utilised more top spin than Sharapova and endeavoured to run her around with angles. Prime Minister Scott Morrison in his green Aussie cap was cheering from the side of the court.

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She beat five-time Grand Slam victor Maria Sharapova, the 2008 Australian titlist with a profile that transcends the sport, in a fourth-round match on Sunday that had the partisan crowd - including the prime minister - in raptures.

"I think he played really well there".

Barty's best display for the Heat came in her WBBL debut against Melbourne Stars, she scored a rapid 39 in just 27 deliveries.

"One of the goals we set out that we wanted to go deep into slams and I feel like that was the next step for me", she said.

The supplier of the aerial camera systems in Australia, spider-cam, took to Twitter to apologise for the incident and said they would be focussed to make sure such incidents don't happen again.

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There were some nervous moments from the young Australian in the closing stages; after racing to a 4-1 advantage, Sharapova broke back and had two further break opportunities which would have levelled the match, but Barty's strong service game helped to dig her out of the hole.

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