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Ash Barty wins first ever singles match at Australian Open

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Ash Barty won her first ever singles match at the Australian Open and her first grand slam singles match in more than three years, defeating German Annika Beck 6-4 7-5 to advance to the second round.

The 20-year-old Australian, who received a wildcard into the Open, continues her successful comeback to professional tennis after an 18-month break in which she played WBBL cricket for the Brisbane Heat.

Barty will next take on American Shelby Rogers, a tough opponent who easily knocked out the number four seed Simona Halep.

By BTS
Big Time Sports Writer

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