MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Barty withdraws from doubles at Australian Open

18Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

MELBOURNE, Australia—January 18, 2019— The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

Ash Barty has withdrawn from the women’s doubles on the eve of her fourth-round match in the singles against 2008 Australian Open champion Maria Sharapova.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.

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