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Madrid Open: Ashleigh Barty will get off to an ideal begin with a snug win over Shelby Rogers

The Australian will probably be one of many favorites at Roland Garros following her victory there in 2019 and resulting from her latest wonderful kind.

File picture of Ashleigh Barty. AP

Madrid: Ashleigh Barty handed Shelby Rogers on Thursday within the first spherical of the Madrid Open because the world primary prepares to attempt to reclaim her Roland Garros title in Paris subsequent month.

Barty picked up a snug 6-2, 6-1 victory over Rogers to safe her spot within the second spherical, the place she is going to face Su-Wei Hsieh or Tamara Zidansek.

The Australian will probably be one of many favorites at Roland Garros following her victory there in 2019 and resulting from her latest wonderful kind.

Barty arrived in Madrid after profitable his third WTA title this 12 months in Stuttgart, which took his profitable streak to 11 appearances on European clay.

She stated on Thursday that she ought to have adjusted to situations outdoors Madrid, however there have been few indicators of awkwardness towards Rogers, whom she has now overwhelmed 5 out of 5 occasions, together with 4 occasions this 12 months.

Rogers, ranked forty third, misplaced to Barty within the spherical of 16 of the Australian Open in February earlier than pushing her to a few units on the onerous courts in Charleston earlier this month.

However the American wasn’t as much as her opponent’s counterattack punch this time round, with Barty in a position to take up Rogers’ aggression and persuade her of too many errors.

Two breaks of service in every set have been sufficient for the seed to seal a straight win in precisely one hour.

Beforehand, fourth seed Elina Svitolina suffered a shock defeat to Switzerland’s world quantity 40 Jil Teichmann, however three-time Madrid champion Petra Kvitova, Angelique Kerber, Kiki Bertens and Johanna Konta all managed to get via with no hitch.

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