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Second set: Ash Barty* 6-1, 5-3 Daria Gavrilova (denotes server) Gavrilova pulls out some of the best tennis she’s played today in this 15th game of the match, a clever move to the net setting her on the way to a 40-0 lead. Barty aces twice down the T – her sixth and seventh of the day – to save two break points, but she can’t three-peat and Gavrilova hangs in there with a timely break of serve!
Second set: Ash Barty 6-1, 5-2 Daria Gavrilova* (denotes server) Gavrilova, at 40-30 up, opts to attempt a backhand drop-shot. It falls sadly into the net, and you wonder what she was thinking with that decision. It proves the turning point of this game; Barty’s ruthless from that point on and she breaks again. The world No 1 will now serve for the match.