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WTA Kuala Lampur - 16 year old Ashleigh Barty reaches first WTA quarter final

WTA Kuala Lampur - 16 year old Ashleigh Barty reaches first WTA quarter final

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by Prakash

16 year old Australian Ashleigh Barty is through to her first WTA quarter final at the WTA BMW Malaysian Open in Kuala Lampur on Thursday. Barty, already ranked inside the top 200, beat Kazakh Zarina Diyas in straight sets 7-6, 6-4 to reach the last eight of the hard court event.

There were 2 others youngsters who also advanced to the last eight. 19 year old Thai girl Luksika Kumkhum upset 7th seed Eleni Daniilidou while 20 year old Karolina Pliskova upset the no. 5 seed Misaki Doi 6-4, 7-6. American Bethanie Mattek Sands, third seed AAnastasia Pavlyuchenkova and defending champion Su-Wei Hseih also advanced to the last eight.

[4] Ayumi Morita (JPN) d Nudnida Luangnam (THA) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 1 | Luksika Kumkhum (THA) d [7] Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 4 | Ashleigh Barty (AUS) d Zarina Diyas (KAZ) | 7 - 6 (3) | 6 - 4 | [3/W] Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 3 | Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) d Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) | 6 - 1 | 6 - 4 | Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) d Shuai Zhang (CHN) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 2 | Karolina Pliskova (CZE) d [5] Misaki Doi (JPN) | 6 - 4 | 7 - 6 (7) | Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) d Qiang Wang (CHN) | 6 - 3 | 6 - 2 | .

RANK #18
Anastasia
PAVLYUCHENKOVA
RANK #23
Ashleigh
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