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Ashleigh Barty vs Clara Tauson Tips - Barty expected to win in straight sets
- Women's Singles 2nd Round match scheduled at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Thursday (17:00 BST)
- Top seed Barty beat Vera Zvonareva in the first round
- Tuason toppled Clara Burel in her opening match
- This is the first ever meeting between Barty and Tuason
Ashleigh Barty (KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images)
Top seed Ash Barty will face tournament debutant Clara Tauson in the US Open second round on Thursday.
It is a banana skin Barty can avoid, but teenager Tauson can put up some resistance. Barty came into the North American hard court swing on a high after winning her first Wimbledon crown.
She took that form into the Cincinnati Masters, beating Switzerland’s Jil Teichmann in the final to take the title. Her first-round match at Flushing Meadows against Vera Zvonareva wasn’t plain sailing though.
Barty had a disagreement with the umpire over the electronic line calling system before eventually edging a tight second-set tie break to win through 6-1 7-6 (7).
At just 18 years old, the talented Tauson is still finding her feet on the WTA Tour and this is only her fourth Grand Slam appearance.
But she was impressive in thrashing France’s Clara Burel 7-5 6-0 in the first round, dishing out a second-set bagel to romp to victory.
The Dane also has the confidence boost of a recent tournament win behind her, having defeated Britain’s Emma Raducanu in the Chicago 125 Challenger.
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