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Barty's bid for home success ends in quarter-final defeat

MELBOURNE: World number one Ash Barty's bid to become the first homegrown Australian Open champion since 1978 ended in a 1-6 6-3 6-2 quarter-final defeat to Karolina Muchova on Tuesday.

The Czech 25th seed rallied after a lengthy medical timeout in the second set to secure a place in her first Grand Slam semi-final, where she will meet the winner of the later clash between Americans Jennifer Brady and Jessica Pegula.

(This story corrects to Muchova's first, not second, Grand Slam semi-final in paragraph 2)

(Reporting by Nick Mulvenney, Editing by Himani Sarkar)

Source: Reuters

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