MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Barty withdraws from doubles at Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia—January 18, 2019— The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local):
Ash Barty has withdrawn from the women’s doubles on the eve of her fourth-round match in the singles against 2008 Australian Open champion Maria Sharapova.
Barty, who is seeded 15th in singles, teamed with two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka in doubles.
They beat No.16-seeded Peng Shuai and Yang Zhaoxuan in the first round but withdrew ahead of Saturday’s scheduled match against Alison Riske and Jennifer Brady on Court 3, giving the American pair a walkover into the third round.