(Reuters) – Ashleigh Barty defeated Karolina Pliskova 7-6(1) 6-Three on Saturday to win her maiden Miami Open title and turn out to be the primary Australian lady since 2013 to succeed in the highest 10 on the planet rankings.
After dominating the primary set tiebreak, Barty broke the big-serving Pliskova in a 12-minute recreation to open the second set.
From there on the fatigued Czech, whose semi-final win over Simona Halep completed after 1 am native time earlier on Saturday because of rain delays, put up little resistance.
Barty pumped her fists when Pliskova despatched a forehand lengthy on match level at hand the 22-year-old the most important win of her profession, which features a $1.Three million pay examine.
Barty is the primary Australian ladies since Samantha Stosur to crack the WTA’s prime 10.
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