NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 30: Ashleigh Barty of Australia returns a shot against Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus during their second round Women's Singles match on Day Three of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

US Open: Barty through to third round

Australian Ash Barty has continued her brilliant season, advancing to the third round of the US Open with a straight sets win over Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

Barty wrapped up the match 6-1, 7-6 in one hour and 21 minutes to set up a tough third round match with American Sloane Stephens, who defeated Donika Cubulkova in three sets on Thursday morning AEST.

Barty hit nine winner’s to Sasnovich’s one in the first set and five aces to nil, as she stamped her authority on the match.

Sasnovich fought hard in the second, taking it to a tiebreak, with Barty winning 9-7 in the breaker.

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