Out: Ash Barty is out of the US Open after going down in three sets to world number 43 ranked American Shelby Rogers. Photo: FRANK FRANKLIN II/ AP

Unseeded American bundles Barty out of US Open

September 9, 2021 BY

WORLD number one Ash Barty has fallen in her quest for back-to-back grand slams, losing to American Shelby Rogers in the third round of the US Open women’s singles.

The Australian dropped the first set 2-6 before gaining ascendancy in the second to draw level with one set remaining.

Despite Barty holding a commanding 5-2 lead in the third and final set, the 43rd ranked American would rally in front of her home crowd to storm home and win a final set tiebreak to claim victory.

The final score ended up reading 2-6, 6-1, 6-7 (7-5).

The American Grand Slam continues to be Barty’s nemesis, with her again failing to reach the final stages of the tournament.

Barty will next compete at a grand slam when she returns home for the Australian Open in January.

 

– BY LACHLAN GELEIT/ SEN

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