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Barty holds off Kvitova, Badosa upsets Bencic again to set rematch in Madrid SFs – WTA Tennis

Ashleigh Barty scored a three-set win over Petra Kvitova in the Mutua Madrid Open quarterfinals, and will next face Paula Badosa, who defeated Belinda Bencic for…

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No.1 seed Ashleigh Barty underlined her dominance of the Tour with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 defeat of No.9 seed Petra Kvitova in one hour and 48 minutes to reach her first Mutua Madrid Open semifinal.
There, she will face a rematch against the only player to have beaten her since February – wildcard Paula Badosa, who became the first Spanish woman to reach the last four in Madrid with a 6-4, 7-5 upset of No.8 seed Belinda Bencic.
Barty’s reign is borne out in the numbers. The Australian has extended her…

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