The world Number 1 breezed through to the finals, defeating Shelby Rogers in straight sets.

Australia’s Ash Barty is through to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open after she defeated Shelby Rogers from the United States in straight sets.

The world Number 1 beat the unseeded player 6-3, 6-4 in a little over an hour.

Barty will next play Karolina Muchova, who ended Elise Merten’s winning streak after a slow start yesterday.

“I knew it was going to be vital to serve well tonight,” Barty said afterward, explaining that she still has unfinished business at the tournament and is excited to push forward.

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“We’re not done yet. Obviously, it’s exciting to be in another quarterfinal of another Grand Slam, particularly here in Australia… but certainly not satisfied about where we’re at at the moment.”

She added: “I just love being at home. I love being in Australia, I love being able to share it with my friends and family.”

Speaking with Body+Soul previously, the tennis champ said she finds motivation in the people that surround her.

“It’s all about balance and finding a way to enjoy what you are doing, even during the challenging times,” she said.

“Surrounding yourself with positive people who help you stay motivated and remind you of your goals is also important.”

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