Tennis 2021: Ash Barty, Madrid Open, second round scare, Tamara Zidansek

Ash Barty is into the third round of the Madrid Open but she didn’t have it all her own way, with a rare crack in her calm demeanour.

Ash Barty has survived a three-set scare from World No. 80 Tamara Zidansek in the second round of the Madrid Open.

After a dominant win in her opening match of the tournament against Shelby Rogers on Thursday, Barty was expected to roll on through Zidansek with ease an into the third round but was given a scare by her Slovenian challenger.

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Despite having never beaten a top 10 player and with Barty the biggest scalp in women’s tennis with 70 weeks at world No….

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