Ash Barty will be playing in the women’s singles semi-finals, as she aims to claim her first Australian Open title.
However, two matches still stand between her and a memorable triumph on home soil.
Here is everything you need to know ahead of her next match.
When is Ash Barty playing next?
Ash Barty is scheduled to play her semi-final at 7:30pm AEDT on Thursday January 27.
The match will take place at Rod Laver Arena, with the new 65 per cent stadium capacity rules meaning plenty of home fans will be in attendance to cheer on the reigning Wimbledon champion.
Barty is facing Madison Keys, with the American enjoying a strong campaign thus far despite coming into the tournament as an unseeded player.
The world No. 1 has a 2-1 H2H record against Keys, in what is likely to be an exciting encounter.
This will be the third player from the United States that Barty has faced this tournament, following wins over Jessica Pegula and Amanda Anisimova.
Australian Open 2022
Remarkably, Ash Barty is yet to drop a set during this Australian Open.
She only lost a combined three games against her first two opponents – Ukrainian qualifier Lesia Tsurenko and Italian player Lucia Bronzetti.
No. 30 seed Camila Giorgi was then dispatched 6-2 6-3 in the third round, as the ‘Barty party’ rolled on.
Amanda Anisimova was arguably the Australian’s most challenging so far, but Barty prevailed 6-4 6-3.
Her latest victory came against the American No. 21 seed Jessica Pegula, where she put on a clinic to win 6-2 6-0.
What is Ash Barty’s record at Melbourne Park?
Barty has played in eight Australian Opens, with a semi final appearance in 2020 her best result.
She succumbed to first round exits in her first three attempts before returning to tennis in 2017 and reaching the third round.
Last year the Australian was unexpectedly bundled out at the quarter final stage.