WATCH: Ashleigh Barty (AUS) speaks with Jim Courier following her 2022 Australian Open quarterfinal win.


Barty's Vitals

  • Age: 25
  • Birthplace: Ipswich, Australia
  • Turned Pro: 2010
  • Highest Ranking: 1 (6/24/19)
  • Racquet: Head Gravity MP 2021 (Click to purchase on TennisPoint)

Ashleigh Barty has been tearing through the draw at the Australian Open, and she extended her dominance on Tuesday as she took down Jessica Pegula in commanding fashion.

The World No. 1 has already claimed a title on home soil this season, posting a double win in Adelaide in singles and doubles alongside Storm Sanders. She carried that momentum into Melbourne, and as a result, she’s 9-0 on the season. But that’s not even the most staggering stat: of her nine match wins, eight of those were lopsided straight sets.

And she did it again, this time against No. 20 seed Pegula. Barty delighted the Aussie public as she raced past the American, 6-2, 6-0, in just 64 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.

“I'm just having fun, to be honest,” Barty said after the match. “I'm having fun trying to problem solve out on the court, and each and every opponent has been different. Each and every opponent has presented me with a different challenge and forced me to use another tool in my toolbox.

“I've been able to do that this week, which has been really exciting. Now we're in with a chance to go out there and play a semifinal at home, couldn't be more pumped and really, really excited.”

The top seed will take on another American when she meets Madison Keys in the next round.