Tennis: Second seed Barty eases into US Open last 16

Barty serves to Maria Sakkari of Greece.
Barty serves to Maria Sakkari of Greece.PHOTO: AP

NEW YORK (AFP) - French Open champion Ashleigh Barty swept into the last 16 of the US Open on Friday (Aug 30) with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Greek 30th seed Maria Sakkari.

Barty, the second seed from Australia, matched her best run at Flushing Meadows and has reached the fourth round at all four majors this year.

She will play Chinese 18th seed Wang Qiang or Frenchwoman Fiona Ferro for a quarter-final berth.