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Barty’s all alone out on court as Muchova continues her medical timeout.
A tough start for @karomuchova7, who has reeled off 18 unforced errors to Barty’s 8.
The 25th seed holds but trails Barty by a break in the second, 1-2.#AusOpen | #AO2021 pic.twitter.com/D8JBpEQKPQ
Second set: Ash Barty 6-1, 2-1 Karolina Muchova* (*denotes server) Far more encouraging for Muchova, who ensures they’ll be no bagelling this set with a held survive game – to love, no less! But at the changeover, the medicos come out to take a look at Muchova. They’re taking her pulse and checking her temperature. And she ducks off down the tunnel for further assessment. Not entirely sure what’s going on there, but clearly she’s not 100%. It could well be the stress of playing on such a big stage. In contrast, Barty’s so cool and composed. Nothing looks like flustering her at this point.