Barty demolishes Bronzetti in second round of Australian Open

World No. 1 Ash Barty demolished Lucia Bronzetti in the second round of the Australian Open in a dominant performance.

The best in the business currently was at her imperious best in her home country. She faced the Italian in Bronzetti, who is ranked 142 places lower than her, and absolutely steamrolled her in just 52 minutes.

Although Bronzetti took two games off the Wimbledon champion, she was still comprehensively beaten 6-1 6-1. She had to deal with a flurry of top serves, backhand slices and top-spin forehands from her illustrious opponent.

Barty demolished Bronzetti on her home turf in the second round of the Australian Open. She will face another Italian in Camila Giorgi, with the chance of facing Naomi Osaka in the fourth round also looming.

“I felt like we had a good preparation in Adelaide,” she said, as quoted by the Guardian.

“We played well, played throughout tough matches. (Coach) Craig Tyzzer is the master. He’s good in the business and spoilt to have him in my team.

World No 1 Ash Barty beat Italian qualifier Lucia Bronzetti 6-1, 6-1 to book her place in the third round at Melbourne Park.
Barty (pictured) cruised to the third round of the Australian Open. Source: AAP

“Grateful he has the tactical knowledge communication and the way we talk to each other is incredible. He’s going to love he’s on the big screen. I feel like our whole team works extremely well together. We’re enjoying our tennis and being able to produce some pretty good stuff.”

Preview of Round 3

Barty also addressed her upcoming match against Giorgi, saying that she will have to be prepared for what the Italian will bring to the table.

“She (Giorgi) is an incredible ball-striker, one of the most athletic girls out here,” Barty said.

“Not afraid to stand on the baseline and put you under time pressure from the first strike. I will have to have my running shoes on get the backhand slice out and bring in variation and see how it goes.”

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