Barty breaks into top 10 after beating Kvitova for first time

Barty’s breakthrough win also scuppered world No.2 Kvitova’s hopes of claiming the No.1 ranking for the first time.

The 29-year-old needed to lift the trophy to usurp Naomi Osaka, who lost in the third round.

Barty will face Anett Kontaveit in the semi-finals after the Estonian brought Hsieh Su-wei’s giant-killing run to a dramatic end with a thrilling comeback win over the Taiwanese.

The 33-year-old Hsieh, having taken out Osaka and 13th seed Caroline Wozniacki, looked poised to add the 21st seed to her list by racing to a 4-0 lead in the third set.

But Kontaveit, 10 years her junior, took a page from the Taiwanese player’s own playbook and dug in to prevail 3-6, 6-2, 7-5.


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