Barty beats Kerber to reach Zhuhai semis
02 Nov 2017 - 11:58
Zhuhai, China: Australia's Ashleigh Barty stunned former world number one Angelique Kerber in straight sets to reach the WTA Elite Trophy semi-finals on Thursday.
Twenty-one-year-old Barty, the youngest player at the season-ending tournament in Zhuhai, needed just one hour and 11 minutes to down her German opponent 6-3, 6-4 at the Hengqin International Tennis Center.
It follows an impressive victory over fourth seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia on Wednesday, also in straight sets, which saw Barty fire nine aces.