U.S. Open 2019: Ashleigh Barty falls to Wang Qiang, misses quarter-final with Serena Williams

first_imgHowever, the second seed was well below her best in a 6-2 6-4 defeat marked by 39 unforced errors.Wang, meanwhile, displayed impressive character in reaching her first grand slam quarter-final. Ashleigh Barty crashed out of the U.S. Open in the fourth round as she suffered a straight-sets defeat to Wang Qiang at Flushing Meadows.French Open champion Barty had the chance to set up a mouth-watering quarter-final clash against Serena Williams with victory at Louis Armstrong Stadium. She saved four break points in a 10-minute game to hold for 5-3 in the second set and was required to hold off two more as she successfully served out the win in an hour and 22 minutes.Upset AlertQiang Wang takes down world No. 2 Ashleigh Barty 6-2, 6-4 and grabs the first spot in the QF’s!#USOpen pic.twitter.com/uGYKbQ1nr8— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 1, 2019″I’m very focused on court, I just tried to hit aggressive,” 18th seed Wang told ESPN on court afterwards.Asked if she would be doing her homework by watching Williams’ clash with Petra Martic, Wang said: “I think that’s my coach’s homework. I just want to enjoy now.”last_img