Ash Barty Reaches WTA Stuttgart Final By Beating Elina Svitolina In Semis


Stuttgart: Top-ranked Ash Barty celebrated her birthday on Saturday by coming back from a set down to beat the fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina with 4-6 7-6 (5) 6-2 scoreline.

With the win, Barty booked her place in the Porsche Grand Prix final.

The new 25-year-old Barty clicked from the second set, when Svitolina was unable to serve out the match at 5-4. Barty was down 4-2 in the tiebreaker but fought back again.

The Australian converted four of her 10 break point opportunities to win in just over two hours.

Barty will play Aryna Sabalenka in Sunday’s final as she bids for her first clay title since the 2019 French Open.

Sabalenka defeated the second-seeded Simona Halep 6-3 6-2 in the second semi-final.

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