Barty wins Stuttgart title


Stuttgart, April 25

Top-ranked Ash Barty beat Aryna Sabalenka 3-6 6-0 6-3 here today to win the Porsche Grand Prix, her first title on clay since the 2019 French Open. The Australian player clicked into gear for the final’s second set, which she won in just 20 minutes, with Sabalenka taking a medical timeout ahead of the third.

Sabalenka emerged with a bandage around her right thigh and couldn’t prevent Barty from going on to claim her 11th career title.

It was the third straight come-from-behind win for Barty, who celebrated her 25th birthday by playing three sets against Elina Svitolina in Saturday’s semifinals. Barty also won in three sets against Karolina Pliskova in the quarterfinals. — AP 



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