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Agree. Once Ash got past Barbora it was clear she was the strong front runner to win the tournament, and so it turned out.You do understand that she was at 50% physically vs Barty? Looked totally spent and still managed to look like the better player in the first 9 games or so and then ran out of gas.
Barty’s reaction at the end of the match said it all, it was her toughest match at the championships IMO. Ignore the set Pliskova won.
Krejcikova could barely string two words together in the press conference after the Sevastova match, never seen a player look so tired. Which was understandable as she had issues going on at the time.
The first set of Krejcikova v Barty was absolutely the highest quality set Barty faced from an opponent the entire Championships.