Ash prepares to face-off against the big guns in China this week.

September 23, 2018 10:27 pm in by
Local Sport

Ipswich’s Ash Barty has a minefield draw this week at a W.T.A tournament in China, where she’ll be defending runner-up ranking points.

The World No.17 is seeded 16th at the tournament in Wuhan, and might have to beat two Wimbledon champions and the reigning World No.1 Simona Halep, to make the Final…as she did last year.

Ms.Barty, a second-round loser to Victoria Azarenka last week in Tokyo, opens in Wuhan against Britain’s former top-five player Johanna Konta, with Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber a possible third-round opponent.
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