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Ash Barty continues campaign to become the first Australian to win the Open since 1978

Ash Barty continues her campaign to become the first Australian to win the Open since 1978 – as she plays to an empty stadium under strict Covid rules

Australian tennis superstar Ash Barty is on track to her second grand slam final with a strong start to her Australian Open quarter final.

The womens world number one skipped to a 5-0 lead against Czech Karolína Muchová before taking the first set 6-1.

Barty hopes to become the first Australian to win the Open since John Newcombe in 1978.

More to come. 

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