Australia's Ash Barty, left, congratulates Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic after their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, on Wednesday. Photo: AP/Andy Brownbill

No Ash Wednesday as Barty ousted in Australian Open quarterfinals

By Nick Mulvenney

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Punny play on names. I'll bet if it was any other religion that was being referred to there would be a storm of criticism!

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Doubt many people of other religions would have a clue what Ash Wednesday is?

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Always thought that an "injury break" was to treat an injury, not just for having a bit of a panic. Its a ploy others also use.

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If your opponent’s skill and confidence is overwhelming, by all means take that ‘injury break’ to get them off their game.

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A shame for Barty. She's a likable character, easy to cheer for. I didn't see this one, but I caught her match vs. Rogers in the 4th round. She seemed to be in good (though not quite dominant) form.

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Nadal is out

where she will meet American Jennifer Brady who beat teammate Jessica Pegula 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.

Yet another "Brady" beats again the Buffalo Bills (Pegula's parents own the NFL team)

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