Ashleigh Barty beats Harriet Dart to ease into Wimbledon last 16

Ashleigh Barty beats Harriet Dart to ease into Wimbledon last 16

Ashleigh Barty made light work of Harriet Dart as she cruised through to the fourth round at Wimbledon with a comprehensive 6-1 6-1 victory on Centre Court.

Dart did make it to 0-40 at 1-4 only for Barty to reel off three excellent points, and it was all over soon after.

"That's in the past".

"Every time I get out there, I try. Honestly, I felt very comfortable this afternoon out there", said Nadal, who is going for his third Wimbledon singles title.

"I'm just learning from all the experiences that I'm having this year. I think it's nice to know that I can go in and execute and get my job done", said the Australian. Barty is a win away from a potential quarter-final blockbuster with Serena Williams after the 23-times major champ booked her 16th fourth-round appearance with a routine defeat of Julia Goerges. They've given me some of the most memorable, special moments on the tennis court.

"I'm just doing the best that I can. I've had a taste of it in doubles, but really excited to be here in singles for the first time", said the 2013 doubles runner-up and 2011 junior champion.

"It's super exciting and a great opportunity for me". I have nothing to lose... She's a great champion. She took her all-court variety and form onto the grass of Birmingham to win there, too. "Today I played better than in the second round".

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Barty broke Dart in her first two service games to race to a 5-0 lead before pocketing the opening set with three booming aces.

Lucas also had more winners than mistakes although that wasn't enough at least for a set, missing his moment in the first set and not being able to take the thunder from Federer in the third set tie break.

Dart, whose ankle was already strapped following a fall in her first match, required further treatment during the changeover and on the resumption promptly dropped serve. With no room for errors, Pouille managed to find his shots again in the third sets to stay in touch with Roger until game 12 when he saved a match point to set up a tie break.

At 1-1 in the decider Haddad Maia took a medical time-out for a hip problem and Dart, sensing her chance, stepped on the gas.

But Barty has looked every inch a champion for much of the year, made the quarters in Australia and Madrid, and won the hugely prestigious Miami Premier Mandatory before Roland Garros.

Yet for Barty, who says her three-year-old niece has been imploring her to aim for "infinity and beyond", reaching the top is viewed as a stepping stone rather than an end destination.

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