Tags: Barty, Ashleigh

Ashleigh Barty Denied in Bid to Return to No. 1

MASON, Ohio — Ashleigh Barty’s chance to move back to No. 1 was only one victory away. But at the end of an up-and-down week, she did not have another one left in her. Barty lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova, 6-2, 6-4, in the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open on Saturday, adding to the…

At Wimbledon, Serena Williams and Ashleigh Barty Share a Tough Path

WIMBLEDON, England — The cream rose to the top at the Wimbledon draw ceremony on Friday morning, when the first quarter filled in the women’s singles competition included the WTA No. 1, the defending champion, the 2017 champion and a certain 23-time Grand Slam singles champion. Serena Williams, seeking her eighth Wimbledon title and 24th…