Tennis world stunned as Barty obliterates rival

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World No.1 Ash Barty thrashed Victoria Azarenka to beforehand to the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Masters.

The Aussie, successful her archetypal tourney since winning bronze successful the mixed doubles successful Tokyo, delivered the ascendant 72-minute triumph successful ruthless manner smashing the erstwhile satellite No.1 Azarenka 6-0 6-2.

The effect was ne'er beyond uncertainty with the Aussie flying retired of the blocks to triumph 10 consecutive games to commencement the match. It was a overmuch much objective show than her opening clash against Britain's Heather Watson to triumph 6-4 7-6.

Barty plays a changeable against Azarenka. (Getty)

Azarenka, a two-time expansive slam winner, was blown disconnected the tribunal by Barty's each circular crippled and was connected the backfoot from the outset done the Australian's pin-point archetypal serve.

Barty's ascendant triumph was the speech of the tennis circuit, with the convincing quality of the triumph causing galore to instrumentality notice.

The Queenslander was the favourite heading into the match, but cipher expected satellite No. 13 Azarenka to fold the mode she did.

Tennis newsman Ben Rothenberg reacted by tweeting "crikey" portion the authoritative WTA Twitter relationship simply said "wow".

Commentator Jose Morgado said: "The satellite fig 1 did #1 things."

The Tennis Podcast's societal media squad tweeted a gif of Azarenka with a caption saying "what is happening?"

The Aussie volition look either reigning French Open champion Barbola Krejcikova oregon Garbine Muguruza for a spot successful the last four.

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