Ashleigh Barty defeats Angelique Kerber to advance to Cincinnati final


Ashleigh Barty is into her sixth final of the season, besting Angelique Kerber 6-2, 7-5 to reach the Western & Southern Open championship.

The world No. 1 notched 12 aces on Saturday, cruising to victory in one hour and 14 minutes. Barty has yet to drop a set in Cincinnati, marching to Sunday’s final in top form.

The winner of the semifinal matchup between No.5 Karolina Pliskova and wildcard Jil Teichmann awaits Barty in Sunday’s championship.