Barty crumbles under pressure to US underdog

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Australian satellite fig 1 Ash Barty has crashed retired of the US Open to hometown anticipation Shelby Rogers.

Rogers was beaten by Barty 4 times this twelvemonth alone, but successful the 3rd circular successful New York, the American flipped the publication to triumph 6-2, 1-6, 7-6.

"I'm not definite I tin [explain what happened]," Rogers said successful disbelief, aft the victory.

"I tried to combat for each point, that's truthful cliché, I'm sorry. You guys [the crowd] were awesome, I didn't privation to leave.

"I conscionable said, 'Make balls, effort to enactment successful this match, it can't get worse, you've mislaid to her each time, truthful effort thing different'."

Ash Barty and Shelby Rogers (Getty)

The US fans astir willed connected Rogers to assertion the upset, getting louder and louder arsenic Barty crumbled.

Barty had a dilatory start, losing the opening acceptable earlier clicking into cogwheel and claiming the 2nd with ease.

However Rogers changed her tactics and stayed successful points arsenic the Queenslander failed to person aggregate opportunities serving for the lucifer earlier limping to a tiebreak, wherever she yet failed to crook astir Rogers' unthinkable momentum.

Rogers expressed her gratitude to the enthusiastic crowd, who she described arsenic "next level" this year.

"Thank you for picking maine tonight. You guys are successful power of the tournament," she said.

"I'm conscionable truthful excited to beryllium moving connected to the adjacent round. I couldn't person done it without you guys."

It was a unsmooth time for the Aussie women with Ajla Tomljanovic besides going down to 4th effect Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-2 successful the earlier match.

It ended a career-best tally for Tomljanovic astatine the US Open but her show was inactive a promising motion disconnected the backmost of reaching the Wimbledon quarter-final successful July.

For Tomljanovic it was her nonaccomplishment to person 5 interruption points which proved astir costly against Pliskova.

The Aussie is inactive competing successful the women's doubles with her second-round lucifer alongside German Andrea Petkovic scheduled for tomorrow.

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