Tags: Barty, Ashleigh

On Tennis: Will Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal Be Ready for the Clay-Court Season?

The main clay-court season is officially underway, and this time around it is particularly unclear how the dust might settle. If Rafael Nadal is truly healthy after aggravating a right knee injury three weeks ago — he has been training at home to prepare for the Monte Carlo Open — he remains the man to…

On Tennis: At the Miami Open, It’s Ashleigh Barty’s Turn for a Title

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Another week on the 2019 tennis circuit, another different champion. April is just about here, and no man or woman has yet managed to win more than one singles title on the main circuit this season. “That’s amazing, isn’t it?” Ashleigh Barty said after keeping the streak alive on Saturday with…

Australia Ousts United States From Fed Cup With Decisive Doubles Win

Australia knocked the United States out of the Fed Cup on Sunday with a 3-2 quarterfinal win in Asheville, N.C., as Ashleigh Barty and Priscilla Hon beat Danielle Collins and Nicole Melichar, 6-4, 7-5, in the deciding doubles match. Barty had beaten Madison Keys, 6-4, 6-1, earlier, giving Australia a 2-1 lead. Collins, who reached…