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15-year-old Barty earns Australian Open spot

Fifteen-year-old Ashleigh Barty earned a spot in the Australian Open main draw with a straight sets win over second-seeded Olivia Rogowska in Sunday's final of a tournament for local players which awards a wild card berth.

sports Updated: Dec 11, 2011 09:55 IST

Fifteen-year-old Ashleigh Barty earned a spot in the Australian Open main draw with a straight sets win over second-seeded Olivia Rogowska in Sunday's final of a tournament for local players which awards a wild card berth.

The Wimbledon junior champion beat the Russian 7-6 (6), 6-2 to finish the tournament without dropping a set. She opened with a win over top-seeded Casey Dellacqua.

Barty said "I was just hoping to win a set. I'm pleased with what I've done, I played some really good tennis."