Harriet Dart continues fine Wimbledon run and earns clash against world No 1 Ashleigh Barty

Harriet Dart

Harriet Dart followed up her first-ever Wimbledon main draw win with a victory in the second round that earned her match against world No 1 Ashleigh Barty.

The 22-year-old overcame a second-set wobble to see off Beatriz Haddad Maia 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-1 in two hours and 31 minutes.

Haddad Maia came into the match the favourite as she took out former Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza in the first round.

However, it as Dart who took the first set via the tiebreaker before the Brazilian hit back by breaking three times in the second set.

It was one-way traffic in the deciding set as the British player broke three times and her reward is an encounter against Barty.

French Open champion Barty made light work of Alison Van Uytvanck as she beat the Belgian 6-1, 6-3.

“I started particularly well and not too many errors, a bit of a blemish trying to serve out the match, but very happy with today,” the Australian said after the match.

Former US Open champion Sloane Stephens also advanced as the American beat Wang Yafan from China 6-0, 6-2.

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