The current world no. 1 from Australia, Ashleigh Barty has continued with her amazing performance of the season once more to defeat Caroline Garcia of France in the final of the Fed Cup. She won over her opponent by 6-0 and 6-0 to level the final of Fed Up by 1-1.
On the hard court of the Perth Arena, it took Barty about 56 minutes to win over her opponent and get her team of Fed Cup on the right track. Earlier, her teammate Ajla Tomljanovic lost against Kristina Mladenovic by 6-1, 6-1 and 6-0 and gave Team France a lead in the Fed Cup final.
Earlier, Barty had won the French Cup and then extended her winning streak of Fed Cup matches by 15, which started from back in February of 2017.
Barty said, “I think this season’s tennis is the best that I had played in my entire career yet. I could not have asked for a much better match than this.”
Up net, Barty will be facing Mladenovic in the final of the Fed Cup for her career’s first reverse singles match.
Mladenovic said of her opponent, “I know that she has got the weapons that can make me uncomfortable. Still, it is about trying to nullify and that is what I am best at.”
Barty is playing in the Fed Cup final after fresh off from the WTA Finals which saw her winning the 1st place prize sum of 4.42 million dollars at Shenzhen. As for Garcia, she said of Barty, “She did not give me much space as she played well from the very first point. I am really disappointed with my performance in this match.”
Earlier, the Australia team’s hopes to end their drought of 4 years at Fed Cups started off poorly after Tomljanovic was beaten by Mladenovic in the 72 minutes long match.
The last Fed Cup was won by France back in 2003 and they also made it to the final of the 2016 Fed Cup.