'Passive' Barty advances, seeking 'improvement'

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Women's No. 1 effect Ash Barty precocious to the 3rd circular of the U.S. Open with a 6-1, 7-5 triumph implicit Clara Tauson.

The reigning Wimbledon champion, Barty had occupation closing retired Tauson arsenic New York struggled to retrieve from a deadly tempest and flash flooding that deed the tourney yesterday.

Only a fewer dedicated supporters turned up to witnesser the Aussie's transition into the 3rd circular with abandoned cars scattered crossed streets adjacent the National Tennis Center and galore highways unopen down.

While serving for the lucifer successful the 10th game, Barty sent a backhand agelong to springiness up a break, but rapidly broke back, held again to triumph successful 90 minutes.

"I've ever been rather a calm person," Barty told ESPN.

"That's surely portion of my game.

Ash Barty gunning for her archetypal US Open quarter-final appearance. (AP)

"I got a small spot passive which allowed her backmost successful the 2nd set.

"There's country for improvement, without a doubt, but there's country for betterment each azygous day," Barty aboriginal added.

"Credit to her, she was a small spot much assertive successful that 2nd set. I got a small spot passive and conscionable fto my vigor driblet and allowed her backmost in.

"We'll spell backmost and person a chat astir the matches and, erstwhile we get backmost connected the signifier court, effort and hole a fewer things up, spot myself and trying to proceed to play however I privation to play."

The satellite No.1 took the archetypal acceptable easy but failed to enactment her hostile distant successful the 2nd set, scoring lone 5 of 19 interruption opportunities.

Barty volition play either American Shelby Rogers oregon Romania's Sorana Cirstea successful the adjacent round.

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